We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays

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  • Author(s): Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Series:
    European Perspectives: a Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
  • Publication Information:
    New York : Columbia University Press. 2016
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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      On Christmas Eve 1951, Santa Claus was hanged and then publicly burned outside of the Cathedral of Dijon in France. That same decade, ethnologists began to study the indigenous cultures of central New Guinea, and found men and women affectionately consuming the flesh of the ones they loved.'Everyone calls what is not their own custom barbarism,'said Montaigne. In these essays, Claude Lévi-Strauss shows us behavior that is bizarre, shocking, and even revolting to outsiders but consistent with a people's culture and context. These essays relate meat eating to cannibalism, female circumcision to medically assisted reproduction, and mythic thought to scientific thought. They explore practices of incest and patriarchy, nature worship versus man-made material obsessions, the perceived threat of art in various cultures, and the innovations and limitations of secular thought. Lévi-Strauss measures the short distance between'complex'and'primitive'societies and finds a shared madness in the ways we enact myth, ritual, and custom. Yet he also locates a pure and persistent ethics that connects the center of Western civilization to far-flung societies and forces a reckoning with outmoded ideas of morality and reason.
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      9780231170680. 9780231541268.
    • Accession Number:
      944952030
    • Accession Number:
      1195718
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      CLAUDE LÉVI-STRAUSS. We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. ISBN 9780231170680. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1195718. Acesso em: 12 jul. 2020.
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      Claude Lévi-Strauss. We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays. New York: Columbia University Press; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1195718. Accessed July 12, 2020.
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      Claude Lévi-Strauss. We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays. Columbia University Press; 2016. Accessed July 12, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1195718
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      Claude Lévi-Strauss. (2016). We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays. Columbia University Press.
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      Claude Lévi-Strauss. 2016. We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays. European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism. New York: Columbia University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1195718.
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      Claude Lévi-Strauss (2016) We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays. New York: Columbia University Press (European Perspectives: a Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1195718 (Accessed: 12 July 2020).
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      Claude Lévi-Strauss 2016, We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays, European Perspectives: a Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism, Columbia University Press, New York, viewed 12 July 2020, .
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      Claude Lévi-Strauss. We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays. Columbia University Press, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1195718.
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      Claude Lévi-Strauss. We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays. European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1195718.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Claude Lévi-Strauss. We Are All Cannibals : And Other Essays [Internet]. New York: Columbia University Press; 2016 [cited 2020 Jul 12]. (European Perspectives: a Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1195718