Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Claude Levi-Strauss

In 1952, a scant few years after he learned the full tragedy of the Nazi occupation of his homeland, Levi-Strauss wrote a text that continues to resonate, Race and History. Sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the book made the case that fighting the notion that some races are inferior to others also means combating the concept that some societies are culturally superior to others. --Benjamin Ivry, Claude of the Jungle: The other Levi-Strauss turns 100, The Jewish Daily Forward, November 6, 2008

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