Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Claude Lévi-Strauss obituaries

The death of Claude Lévi-Strauss was widely reported yesterday, and today's papers all have obituaries.

The Indepedent:

Claude Levi-Strauss: Intellectual considered the father of modern anthropology whose work inspired structuralism

The Times:

Claude Lévi-Strauss: French social anthropologist

The Telegraph:

Claude Lévi-Strauss
Claude Lévi-Strauss, the social anthropologist, who died on October 31 aged 100, was one of the dominating postwar influences in French intellectual life and the leading exponent of Structuralism in the social sciences; his work inspired a school of academic followers in the 1960s and 1970s in disciplines ranging from music to literary criticism.

The Guardian:

Claude Lévi-Strauss obituary
French anthropologist whose analysis of kinship and myth gave rise to structuralism as an intellectual force
Maurice Bloch

The Guardian wins the prize for managing to find a picture of the young Lévi-Strauss.

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