Tristes Tropiques

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-31
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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First published in 1955, Claude Levi-Strauss's accounts of his researches among the peoples of the Amazon is a fascinating study and influential in understanding the organization of human society. He writes of myths and superstitions, modern cities and ancient villages, and each page is packed with anecdotes and observations. Photos & illus. throughout.

Author Biography

Claude Levi-Strauss (1908-2009), the founder of structural anthropology, was born in Belgium and studied at the University of Paris. A member of the French Academy, he authored numerous works, including Structural Anthropology, The Savage Mind, and Myth and Meaning.
Patrick Wilcken is the author of Claude Levi-Strauss: The Father of Modern Anthropology. He lives in London.
John Weightman (1915-2004) and Doreen Weightman (d. 1985) together translated several important anthropological works of Claude Levi-Strauss and a book about Rousseau by Jean Guehenno.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Notesp. 3
Translators' Notep. 14
Tristes Tropiques
An End to Journeyingp. 15
Setting Outp. 17
On Board Shipp. 22
The West Indiesp. 29
The Quest for Powerp. 37
Travel Notesp. 45
Looking Backp. 47
The Making of an Anthropologistp. 51
Sunsetp. 61
The New Worldp. 71
The Doldrumsp. 73
Guanabarap. 81
Crossing the Tropicp. 89
Sao Paulop. 95
The Earth and Its Inhabitantsp. 107
Towns and Countrysidep. 109
Pioneer Zonep. 120
The Magic Carpetp. 127
Crowdsp. 134
Marketsp. 143
Caduveop. 151
Paranap. 133
Pantanalp. 161
Nalikep. 170
A Native Community and its Life-Stylep. 178
Bororop. 199
Gold and Diamondsp. 201
Virtuous Savagesp. 215
The Living and the Deadp. 230
Nambikwarap. 247
The Lost Worldp. 249
In the Sertãop. 261
On the Linep. 272
Family Lifep. 281
A Writing Lessonp. 294
Men, Women and Chiefsp. 305
Tupi-Kawahibp. 319
A Canoe Tripp. 321
Robinson Crusoep. 330
In the Forestp. 338
The Village of the Cricketsp. 347
The Farce of the Japim Birdp. 353
Amazoniap. 361
Seringalp. 367
The Returnp. 373
The Apotheosis of Augustusp. 375
A Little Glass of Rump. 383
Taxilap. 394
The Kyongp. 405
Indexp. 416
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