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Claude Lévi-Strauss has died.

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Penthesileia Tue 03-Nov-09 23:39:38

Here's the obituary in The Guardian.

End of an intellectual era, I suppose. I remember being amazed to discover that he was still alive when I was an undergraduate. He seemed so much like a figure from some mythical intellectual past, peopled by such figures as Sartre, Foucault, Barthes, etc.


cherryblossoms Wed 04-Nov-09 01:11:55

Wow. i had no idea he was still alive. He was, like, ... the twentieth century ... .

[inarticulate, low-brow response]

MadameDefarge Wed 04-Nov-09 01:21:54

Another great of French intellectualism gone....

Definitely end of an era. Now we have tossers like Bernard Henri-Levi posturing with bryoneque shirts and women a third of his age...

NickNemo Wed 04-Nov-09 17:14:28

Oh no!!! The world of anthropology will never be the same.

cocolepew Wed 04-Nov-09 17:19:55

How sad, I loved his jeans.

Chaotica Wed 04-Nov-09 17:37:39

I was surprised that he was still alive blush He did get to a fine age.

Nick Nemo - Au contraire, the world of anthropology will be the same again: the same structure will turn up again and again and again....

NickNemo Wed 04-Nov-09 18:24:00

Yup, but he was the beginning of an era wasn't he? That said anthropology hasn't changed for ever (says a sociologist wink)


dustythedolphin Thu 05-Nov-09 09:11:52

I used to obsessively read his books when I was about 14 and wanted to be an anthropologist! Very sad at his passing but he lived to a ripe old age and enjoyed a very interesting life and inspired many people

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