The Resource The story of Lynx, Claude Levi-Strauss ; translated by Catherine Tihanyi

The story of Lynx, Claude Levi-Strauss ; translated by Catherine Tihanyi

Label
The story of Lynx
Title
The story of Lynx
Statement of responsibility
Claude Levi-Strauss ; translated by Catherine Tihanyi
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this wide-ranging work, the master of structural anthropology considers the many variations in a story that occurs in both North and South America, but especially among the Salish-speaking peoples of the Northwest Coast. He also shows how centuries of contract with Europeans have altered the tales. Levi-Strauss focuses on the opposition between Wild Cat and Coyote to explore the meaning and uses of gemellarity, or twinness, in Native American culture. The concept of dual organization that these tales exemplify is one of non-equivalence: everything has an opposite or other, with which it coexists in unstable tension. In contrast, Levi-Strauss argues, European notions of twinness - as in the myth of Castor and Pollux - stress the essential sameness of the twins. This fundamental cultural difference lay behind the fatal clash of European and Native American peoples. The Story of Lynx addresses and clarifies all the major issues that have occupied Levi-Strauss for decades, and is the only one of his books in which he explicitly connects history and structuralism. The result is a work that will appeal to those interested in American Indian mythology. It will be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the thought of one of the most important and influential minds of the twentieth century
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lévi-Strauss, Claude
Dewey number
398/.08997
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.F6
LC item number
L57718 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Folklore
  • Lynx
  • Indians of South America
  • Tales
  • Tales
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Folklore
  • Lynx du Canada
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Mythologie indienne d'Amérique
  • Mythologie indienne d'Amérique
  • Jumeaux
  • Mythen
  • Indianen
Label
The story of Lynx, Claude Levi-Strauss ; translated by Catherine Tihanyi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-265) and index
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 276 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036876976
Label
The story of Lynx, Claude Levi-Strauss ; translated by Catherine Tihanyi
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-265) and index
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 276 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036876976

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