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Tristes Tropiques
By: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Pages: 417
Published: 1955
Genre(s): Anthropology
Philosophy
Travel
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A milestone in the study of culture from the father of structural anthropology. This watershed work records Claude Lévi-Strauss's search for "a human society reduced to its most basic expression." From the Amazon basin through the dense upland jungles of Brazil, Lévi-Strauss found the societies he was seeking among the Caduveo, Bororo, Nambikwara, and Tupi-Kawahib. More than merely recounting...

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