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Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture

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Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture - Levi-Strauss, Claude, and Doniger, Wendy (Foreword by)
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Ever since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and primitive minds. Only now are we coming to a fuller appreciation of the nature and role of myth in human history. In these five lectures originally prepared for Canadian radio, Claude Levi-Strauss offers, in brief summations, the insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover their significance for human understanding. The lectures begin with a ...