Historical Who is Who
1908 - 2009
From an academic training in philosophy and law, he shifted his disciplinary approach to that of social anthropology, focussing on kinship, myth and ritual. These are the means by which we order our lives socially and there are recurrent structures common across tribes and nations. Much of his field work was carried out in Brazil, but wherever he looked at cultural diversity he sensed an underlying moral humanity.
Claude Levi-Strauss returns to the Amazon (3 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSARoT1f86k