Death of Claude Levi-Strauss

November 28, 1908 - November 1, 2009
| Age 100

"Father of modern anthropology" dies at 100
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The Associated Press


PARIS—Claude Levi-Strauss, widely considered the father of modern anthropology for work that included theories about commonalities between tribal and industrial societies, has died. He was 100.

The French intellectual was regarded as having reshaped the field of anthropology, introducing structuralism—concepts about common patterns of behavior and thought, especially myths, in a wide range of human societies. Defined as the...

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