The Raw and the Cooked by Claude Lévi-Strauss

"The Raw and the Cooked" is an anthropological analysis of the myths and customs of tribal societies, particularly those in South America. The author explores the concept of binary opposition, such as raw versus cooked or nature versus culture, as a fundamental structure in these societies' mythologies. The book provides a detailed and systematic study of the symbolic use of food and cooking in primitive societies, suggesting that the way a society categorizes food is a window into understanding its culture.

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Published
1964
Nationality
French
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
French

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