Anthropological Criticism: An Essay

Anthropological criticism refers, broadly speaking, to a form of criticism that situates the making, dissemination and reception of literature within the conventions and cultural practices of human societies. Such an undertaking has become increasingly suspect in the twentieth century as critiques of the idea of the centred subject and of a stable field of knowledge… Read More Anthropological Criticism: An Essay

Claude Levi Strauss’ Structural Anthropology

Applying Saussurean, principles to the realm of anthropology, Claude Levi. Strauss in his Structuralist Anthropology (1958) analysed cultural phenomena includinig mythology, kinship and food preparation. Employing the concepts of langue and parole in his search for the fundamental structures of the human mind, Levi-Strauss argued that myths from all cultures as well as human thought across cultures… Read More Claude Levi Strauss’ Structural Anthropology