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Structuralist Analysis in Contemporary Social Thought (RLE Social Theory) A Comparison of the Theories of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Louis Althusser

Glucksmann, MA (2014) Structuralist Analysis in Contemporary Social Thought (RLE Social Theory) A Comparison of the Theories of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Louis Althusser. Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory, 78 . Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 1-197.

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Abstract

The primary concern of this book is to investigate whether or not structuralism constitutes a distinctive framework in the social sciences. The author focuses on two major structuralist thinkers, Louis Althusser and Claude Lévi-Strauss. She analyses and compares the structure of their theory, and places them within the context of their respective disciplines. Dr Glucksmann began working on this book at a time when structuralism was at the height of its popularity in France, and was thought to be a homogenous alternative to bourgeois sociology. The progress of her study implicitly reflects the developments and divergences within structuralist thought that have emerged since then. In particular, she examines the differences between the political and philosophical thought of Althusser and Lévi-Strauss, which have become increasingly manifest.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 16:33
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:11
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11460

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