Lucien Scubla

Reading Lévi-Strauss Publication date : January 1, 1998

A thorough reading of Claude Lévi-Strauss?s writings must bring together two major aspects of his work: the sociological one dealing with kinship structures, and the symbolic aspect focusing on the interpretation of myth. The intersection of these two aspects has been strangely neglected by Lévi-Strauss himself, for although he sketched out a canon of rules that govern the myths, he never fully measured its significance.
In this book, Lucien Scubla explains the canon and illustrates the wealth of ways in which it may be used, thus illuminating the living core of the teachings of one of the most original thinkers of our time.
Lucien Scubla is an anthropologist and member of CRÉA (École Polytechnique)