So Y asked three interesting questions regarding Grid-Group Cultural Theory. This is a line of thought, a method of inquiry, developed by the British social anthropologist Mary Douglas, along with numerous collaboraters, and more recently numerous younger adopters who never actually worked with Douglas. Its early presentation was in the influential book Natural Symbols. DMK … Continue reading More on Questions about Grid-Group Theory
Tag: Claude Levi-Strauss
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at the if:book blog, of the Centre for the Future of the Book, Dan Visel has been reading Claude Lévi-Strauss's Tristes Tropiques and noting his link between the invention of writing and improved social control. Dan's 'wish that someone would present a cogent argument against reading' rang a bell and I remembered Douglas Rushkoff's argument … Continue reading The a href= test
Levi-Strauss for the masses?
I've been enjoying Logicomix, a graphic novel about the quest of Bertrand Russell for the logical foundations of mathematics. So it was with delight that I stumbled upon a Claude Levi-Strauss comic in the Financial Times, produced by the same team of writers and artists - Apostolos Doxiadis, Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna. I'm … Continue reading Levi-Strauss for the masses?