Structuralist Analysis in Contemporary Social Thought: A Comparison of the Theories of Claude Levi-Strauss and Louis Althusser (Routledge Library Edit
By: Miriam Glucksmann (author)Hardback
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The primary concern of this book is to investigate whether or not structuralism constitutes a distinctive framework in the social sciences. The author focuses on two major structuralist thinkers, Louis Althusser and Claude Levi-Strauss. She analyses and compares the structure of their theory, and places them within the context of their respective disciplines. Dr Glucksmann began working on this book at a time when structuralism was at the height of its popularity in France, and was thought to be a homogenous alternative to bourgeois sociology. The progress of her study implicitly reflects the developments and divergences within structuralist thought that have emerged since then. In particular, she examines the differences between the political and philosophical thought of Althusser and Levi-Strauss, which have become increasingly manifest.
1. The Approach to Structural and Structuralist Theory 2. Meanings and Uses of the Term Structure 3. Claude Levi-Strauss 4. Louis Althusser 5. Structuralist Epistemology 6. Conclusion: The Structuralist Problematic
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