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Claude Lévi-Strauss (28 November 1908 – 30 October 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist whose work was key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology. [1]

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A fortiori argument

An a fortiori argument is an "argument from a yet stronger reason." (The phrase a fortiori is Latin for "from stronger".) An a fortiori argument draws upon existing confidence in a proposition to argue in favor of a second proposition that is held to be implicit in the first.

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Académie française

The Académie française, known in English as the French Academy, is the pre-eminent French council for matters pertaining to the French language.

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An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership.

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Agency (philosophy)

In sociology and philosophy, agency is the capacity of an entity (a person or other entity, human or any living being in general, or soul-consciousness in religion) to act in any given environment.

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In France, the agrégation is a civil service competitive examination for some positions in the public education system.

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Alfred Radcliffe-Brown

Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown (born Alfred Reginald Brown; 17 January 1881 – 24 October 1955) was an English social anthropologist who developed the theory of structural functionalism and coadaptation.

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All Things Considered

All Things Considered (ATC) is the flagship news program on the American network National Public Radio (NPR).

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Alliance theory

The alliance theory, also known as the general theory of exchanges, is a structuralist method of studying kinship relations.

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Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest (Portuguese: Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia; Selva Amazónica, Amazonía or usually Amazonia; Forêt amazonienne; Amazoneregenwoud), also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon basin of South America.

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American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters is a 250-member honor society; its goal is to "foster, assist, and sustain excellence" in American literature, music, and art.

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American Anthropologist

American Anthropologist is the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association (AAA).

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Anthropologie structurale deux

The Anthropologie structurale deux (also known by the title of Structural Anthropology) is a collection of texts by Claude Lévi-Strauss that was first published in 1973, the year Lévi-Strauss was elected to the Académie française.

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An anthropologist is a person with an extensive knowledge of anthropology who uses this knowledge in their work, typically to solve problems specific to humanity.

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Anthropology is the study of humanity.

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Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth.

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École libre des hautes études

The École Libre des Hautes Études (English: Free School for Advanced Studies) was a sort of university-in-exile for French academics in New York during the Second World War.

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École pratique des hautes études

The École pratique des hautes études, abbreviated EPHE, is a Grand Établissement in Paris, France.

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Émile Durkheim

David Émile Durkheim (or; April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917) was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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Bernard Kouchner

Bernard Kouchner (born 1 November 1939) is a French politician and physician.

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Bibliography of anthropology

This bibliography of anthropology lists some notable publications in the field of anthropology, including its various subfields.

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Bibliothèque de la Pléiade

The Bibliothèque de la Pléiade ("Pleiades Library") is a French series of books which was created in 1931 by Jacques Schiffrin, an independent young editor.

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Binary opposition

A binary opposition (also binary system) is a pair of related terms or concepts that are opposite in meaning.

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Bloomberg L.P.

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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Bororo people

The Bororo people are an indigenous people of Brazil, living in the state of Mato Grosso.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

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Bronisław Malinowski

Bronisław Kasper Malinowski (1884–1942) was a Polish anthropologist, one of the most important 20th-century anthropologists.

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Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the city of Brussels which de jure is the capital of Belgium, the French Community of Belgium, and the Flemish Community.

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Camille Paglia

Camille Anna Paglia (born April 2, 1947) is an American academic and social critic.

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Catherine Clément

Catherine Clément (born 10 February 1939) is a prominent French philosopher, novelist, feminist, and literary critic.

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Centre national de la recherche scientifique

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS) is the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe.

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Chaos theory

Chaos theory is the field of study in mathematics that studies the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions—a response popularly referred to as the butterfly effect.

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Claude Lorrain

Claude Lorrain (born Claude Gellée, dit le Lorrain; traditionally just Claude in English; c. 1600 – 23 November 1682) was a French painter, draughtsman and engraver of the Baroque era.

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Collège de France

The Collège de France is a renowned higher education and research establishment (Grand établissement) in France.

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College of Sorbonne

The College of Sorbonne (Collège de Sorbonne) was a theological college of the University of Paris, founded in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon (1201-1274), after whom it was named.

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Columbia University

Columbia University (officially Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.

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Comparative mythology

Comparative mythology is the comparison of myths from different cultures in an attempt to identify shared themes and characteristics.

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Coyote (mythology)

Coyote is a mythological character common to many cultures of the indigenous peoples of North America, based on the coyote (Canis latrans) animal.

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Culinary triangle

The culinary triangle is a concept described by anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss involving three types of cooking; these are boiling, roasting, and smoking, usually done to meat.

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Cultural attaché

A cultural attaché is a diplomat with the special responsibility of promoting the culture of his or her homeland.

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Culture is, in the words of E.B. Tylor, "that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society." Cambridge English Dictionary states that culture is, "the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time." As a defining aspect of what it means to be human, culture is a central concept in anthropology, encompassing the range of phenomena that are transmitted through social learning in human societies.

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Culture theory

Culture theory is the branch of comparative anthropology and semiotics (not to be confused with cultural sociology or cultural studies) that seeks to define the heuristic concept of culture in operational and/or scientific terms.

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Cybernetics is a transdisciplinary approach for exploring regulatory systems, their structures, constraints, and possibilities.

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Death is the termination of all biological functions that sustain a living organism.

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Didier Eribon

Didier Eribon (born 10 July 1953) is a French author and philosopher, and a historian of French intellectual life.

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Dina Lévi-Strauss

Dina Dreyfus, also known as Dina Levi-Strauss (1911-1999), was a French ethnologist and anthropologist, who conducted cultural research in South America, taught at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, and founded the first ethnological society in the country.

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A doctorate (from Latin docere, "to teach") or doctor's degree (from Latin doctor, "teacher") or doctoral degree is an academic degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) awarded by universities that, in most countries, qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the degree's field, or to work in a specific profession.

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Edmund Leach

Sir Edmund Ronald Leach (7 November 1910 – 6 January 1989) was a British social anthropologist.

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Erasmus Prize

The Erasmus Prize is an annual prize awarded by the board of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation to individuals or institutions that have made exceptional contributions to culture, society, or social science in Europe and the rest of the world.

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Ethnography (from Greek ἔθνος ethnos "folk, people, nation" and γράφω grapho "I write") is the systematic study of people and cultures.

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Ethnology (from the Greek, ethnos meaning "nation") is the branch of anthropology that compares and analyzes the characteristics of different peoples and the relationship between them (cf. cultural, social, or sociocultural anthropology).

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Euronews is a multilingual news television channel, headquartered in Lyon-Écully, France.

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Evolutionary Principle

The Evolutionary Principle is a largely psychological doctrine formulated by anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss which roughly states that when a species is removed from the habitat in which it evolved, or that habitat changes significantly within a brief period (evolutionarily speaking), the species will develop maladaptive or outright pathological behavior.

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Existentialism is a term applied to the work of certain late 19th- and 20th-century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences,Oxford Companion to Philosophy, ed.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, which simultaneously serves as the nation's prime Federal law enforcement organization.

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Ferdinand de Saussure

Ferdinand de Saussure (or;; 26 November 1857 – 22 February 1913) was a Swiss linguist and semiotician whose ideas laid a foundation for many significant developments both in linguistics and semiology in the 20th century.

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Fernand Braudel

Fernand Braudel (24 August 1902 – 27 November 1985) was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School.

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Franz Boas

Franz Uri Boas (July 9, 1858 – December 21, 1942) was a German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology".

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French Resistance

The French Resistance (La Résistance française) is the name used to denote the collection of French resistance movements that fought against the Nazi German occupation of France and against the collaborationist Vichy régime during World War II.

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Generalitat of Catalonia

The Government of Catalonia or Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan) is the institution under which the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain is politically organised.

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27, 1770 – November 14, 1831) was a German philosopher of the late Enlightenment.

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Guaycuru peoples

Guaycuru or Guaykuru is a generic term for several ethnic groups indigenous to the Gran Chaco region of South America, speaking several related Mataco–Guaycuru languages.

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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602.

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Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636.

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Hélène Carrère d'Encausse

Hélène Carrère d'Encausse (born 6 July 1929 in Paris as Hélène Zourabichvili) is the permanent secretary of the Académie française and a historian specializing in Russian history.

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Henri Focillon

Henri Focillon (1881 - 3 March 1943) was a French art historian.

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A historian is a person who researches, studies and writes about the past, and is regarded as an authority on it.

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History of the Jews in France

The history of the Jews of France deals with the Jews and Jewish communities in France.

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House society

In anthropology, a House society is a society where kinship and political relations are organized around membership in corporately-organized dwellings rather than around descent groups or lineages, as in the "House of Windsor".

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Human migration

Human migration is the movement by people from one place to another with the intention of settling temporarily or permanently in the new location.

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The humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture.

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Incest taboo

An incest taboo is any cultural rule or norm that prohibits sexual relations between closely related persons.

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Indigenous peoples

Indigenous people are those groups especially protected in international or national legislation as having a set of specific rights based on their historical ties to a particular territory, and their cultural or historical distinctiveness from other populations.

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Indigenous peoples in Brazil

Indigenous peoples in Brazil (povos indígenas no Brasil), or Native Brazilians (nativos brasileiros), comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited what is now the country of Brazil prior to the European exploration around 1500.

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Indigenous peoples of the Americas

The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, and their descendants. Pueblos indígenas (indigenous peoples) is a common term in Spanish-speaking countries. Aborigen (aboriginal/native) is used in Argentina, whereas "Amerindian" is used in Quebec and The Guianas but not commonly in other countries. Indigenous peoples are commonly known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, which include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous peoples of the United States are commonly known as Native Americans or American Indians, and Alaska Natives. According to the prevailing New World migration model, migrations of humans from Asia (in particular North Asia) to the Americas took place via Beringia, a land bridge which connected the two continents across what is now the Bering Strait. The majority of experts agree that the earliest migration via Beringia took place at least 13,500 years ago, with disputed evidence that people had migrated into the Americas much earlier, up to 40,000 years ago. These early Paleo-Indians spread throughout the Americas, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes. According to the oral histories of many of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, they have been living there since their genesis, described by a wide range of creation myths. Application of the term "Indian" originated with Christopher Columbus, who, in his search for Asia, thought that he had arrived in the East Indies. The Americas came to be known as the "West Indies", a name still used to refer to the islands of the Caribbean sea. This led to the names "Indies" and "Indian", which implied some kind of racial or cultural unity among the aboriginal peoples of the Americas. This unifying concept, codified in law, religion, and politics, was not originally accepted by indigenous peoples but has been embraced by many over the last two centuries. Even though the term "Indian" often does not include the Aleuts, Inuit, or Yupik peoples, these groups are considered indigenous peoples of the Americas. Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in Amazonia, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and agriculture. The impact of their agricultural endowment to the world is a testament to their time and work in reshaping and cultivating the flora indigenous to the Americas. Although some societies depended heavily on agriculture, others practiced a mix of farming, hunting, and gathering. In some regions the indigenous peoples created monumental architecture, large-scale organized cities, chiefdoms, states, and empires. Many parts of the Americas are still populated by indigenous Americans; some countries have sizable populations, especially Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Greenland, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. At least a thousand different indigenous languages are spoken in the Americas. Some, such as Quechua, Aymara, Guaraní, Mayan languages, and Nahuatl, count their speakers in millions. Many also maintain aspects of indigenous cultural practices to varying degrees, including religion, social organization, and subsistence practices. Like most cultures, over time, cultures specific to many Indigenous peoples have evolved to incorporate traditional aspects, but also cater to modern needs. Some indigenous peoples still live in relative isolation from Western society, and a few are still counted as uncontacted peoples.

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Jacques Maritain

Jacques Maritain (18 November 1882 – 28 April 1973) was a French Catholic philosopher.

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James George Frazer

Sir James George Frazer (1 January 1854 – 7 May 1941), was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion.

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Jean-Louis de Rambures

Jean-Louis Vicomte de Bretizel Rambures (May 19, 1930, Paris – May 20, 2006, Vaudricourt, Somme) was a French journalist, author, translator of literature, literary critic, and cultural attaché.

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Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic.

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Joachim Neugroschel

Joachim Neugroschel (January 13, 1938 – May 23, 2011) was a well-known literary translator from French, German, Italian, Russian, and Yiddish.

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In anthropology, kinship is the web of social relationships that form an important part of the lives of most humans in most societies, although its exact meanings even within this discipline are often debated.

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La Repubblica

la Repubblica is an Italian daily general-interest newspaper.

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Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behaviour.

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Left-wing politics

Left-wing politics are political positions or activities that accept or support social equality, often in opposition to social hierarchy and social inequality.

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Lewis H. Morgan

Lewis Henry Morgan (November 21, 1818 – December 17, 1881) was a pioneering American anthropologist and social theorist who worked as a railroad lawyer.

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Life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes (such as signaling and self-sustaining processes) from those that do not,The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, published by Houghton Mifflin Company, via.

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Linguistics is the scientific study of language.

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Lycée Condorcet

The Lycée Condorcet is a school founded in 1803 in Paris, France, located at 8, rue du Havre, in the city's 9th arrondissement.

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Lycée Janson de Sailly

Lycée Janson de Sailly is a lycée located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France.

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Marcel Mauss

Marcel Mauss (10 May 1872 – 10 February 1950) was a French sociologist.

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Martinique is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of and a population of 386,486 inhabitants (as of January 2013).

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Mato Grosso

Mato Grosso (– lit. "Thick Bushes") is one of the states of Brazil, the third largest by area, located in the western part of the country.

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Maurice Druon

Maurice Druon (23 April 1918 – 14 April 2009) was a French novelist and a member of the Académie française, of which he served as “Perpetual Secretary” (chairman) between 1985 and 1999.

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Meister Eckhart Prize

The Meister Eckhart Prize is an biannual award consisting of a prize of €50,000 given to "thinkers who produce high-quality work on the subject of identity" by the Identity Foundation.

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Mercer University Press

Mercer University Press, established in 1979, is a publisher that is part of Mercer University.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (France)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is the ministry in the government of France that handles France's foreign relations.

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Montpellier (Montpelhièr) is a city in southern France.

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Musée de l'Homme

The Musée de l'Homme (French, "Museum of Man"), is an anthropology museum in Paris, France.

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In the study of mythology, a mytheme is the essential kernel of a myth—an irreducible, unchanging element, a minimal unit that is always found shared with other, related mythemes and reassembled in various ways ("bundled" was Claude Lévi-Strauss's image) or linked in more complicated relationships.

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Mythologiques is a four-volume work of cultural anthropology by Claude Lévi-Strauss.

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Mythology is a collection of myths, especially one belonging to a particular religious or cultural tradition of a group of people–their collection of stories they tell to explain nature, history, and customs–or the study of such myths.

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Nambikwara people

The Nambikwara (also called Nambikuára) is an indigenous people of Brazil, living in the Amazon.

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National Order of Merit (France)

The National Order of Merit (Ordre national du Mérite) is an Order of State with membership (about 187,000 members) awarded by the President of the French Republic.

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Nicolas Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy (born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa; 28 January 1955) is a French politician who served as the President of France and Co-prince of Andorra from 16 May 2007 until 15 May 2012.

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National Public Radio (NPR) is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States.

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Oedipus (or; Οἰδίπους Oidípous meaning "swollen foot") was a mythical Greek king of Thebes, the son and killer of Laius, son and consort of Jocasta, and father and sibling of Polynices, Eteocles, Antigone, and Ismene.

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On Point

On Point is a two-hour call-in radio show hosted by Tom Ashbrook, a former The Boston Globe foreign editor and reporter, author and Internet entrepreneur.

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Ophelia is a fictional character in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

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Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) is an Order of France, established on 2 May 1957 by the Minister of Culture, and its supplementary status to the Ordre national du Mérite was confirmed by President Charles de Gaulle in 1963.

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The garden pansy is a type of large-flowered hybrid plant cultivated as a garden flower.

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Paris (UK:; US:; French) is the capital and most-populous city of France.

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Philippe Descola

Philippe Descola (born 1949) is a renowned French anthropologist noted for studies of the Achuar, one of several Jivaroan peoples.

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Philosophy is the study of the general and fundamental nature of reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Phonology is a branch of linguistics concerned with the systematic organization of sounds in languages.

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Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Bourdieu (1 August 1930 – 23 January 2002) was a sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher, and renowned public intellectual.

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President of France

The President of the French Republic (Président de la République française), is the executive head of state of the French Fifth Republic.

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Prix Goncourt

The Prix Goncourt (Le prix Goncourt,, The Goncourt Prize) is a prize in French literature, given by the académie Goncourt to the author of "the best and most imaginative prose work of the year".

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, literally the "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico"), is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean.

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A raven is one of several larger-bodied members of the genus Corvus.

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Révolution nationale

The Révolution nationale (National Revolution) was the official ideological program promoted by the Vichy regime (the "French State") which had been established in July 1940 and led by Marshal Philippe Pétain.

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Roman Jakobson

Roman Osipovich Jakobson (Рома́н О́сипович Якобсо́н; October 11, 1896Kucera, Henry. 1983. "Roman Jakobson." Language: Journal of the Linguistic Society of America 59(4): 871–883. – July 18,, compiled by Stephen Rudy 1982) was a Russian–American linguist and literary theorist.

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Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, abbreviated: KNAW) is an organization dedicated to the advancement of science and literature in the Netherlands.

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Salon (website)

Salon is a liberal, progressive news website created by David Talbot in 1995 and part of Salon Media Group.

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Secondary education in France

In France, secondary education is in two stages.

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In music, serialism is a method or technique of composition that uses a series of values to manipulate different musical elements.

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Simone de Beauvoir

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir (9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986), was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist.

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A human society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations.

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Sociology is the scientific study of social behavior, including its origins, development, organization, and institutions.

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Stanislav Andreski

Stanisław Andrzejewski (or Stanislav Andreski) (8 May 1919, Częstochowa – 26 September 2007, Reading, Berkshire) was a Polish-British sociologist known best for his scathing indictment of the "pretentious nebulous verbosity" endemic in the modern social sciences in his classic work Social Sciences as Sorcery (1972).

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Stanley Diamond

Stanley Diamond (January 4, 1922 in New York City, N.Y. – March 31, 1991 in New York City, N.Y.) was an American poet and anthropologist.

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Structural anthropology

Structural anthropology is a school of anthropology based on Claude Lévi-Strauss' idea that immutable deep structures exist in all cultures, and consequently, that all cultural practices have homologous counterparts in other cultures, essentially that all cultures are equitable.

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In sociology, anthropology and linguistics, structuralism is the theory that elements of human culture must be understood in terms of their relationship to a larger, overarching system or structure.

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Structuralist theory of mythology

In structural anthropology, Claude Lévi-Strauss, a French anthropologist, makes the claim that "myth is language".

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A taboo is a vehement prohibition of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake, under threat of supernatural punishment.

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Tautology (rhetoric)

In rhetoric, a tautology (from Greek ταὐτός, "the same" and λόγος, "word/idea") is a logical argument constructed in such a way, generally by repeating the same concept or assertion using different phrasing or terminology, that the proposition as stated is logically irrefutable, while obscuring the lack of evidence or valid reasoning supporting the stated conclusion.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph is a British daily morning English-language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The New School

The New School is a university in New York City, United States, located mostly in Greenwich Village.

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The Race Question

The Race Question, UNESCO, 1950 is the first of four UNESCO statements about issues of race.

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The Raw and the Cooked

The Raw and the Cooked (1964) is the first volume from Mythologiques, a structural study of Amerindian mythology written by French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss.

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The Savage Mind

The Savage Mind (La Pensée sauvage) is a 1962 work of structural anthropology by Claude Lévi-Strauss.

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The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is a newspaper serving Seattle, Washington, US It is the largest daily newspaper in the state of Washington, largest Sunday circulation in the Pacific Northwest and largest in the west north of San Francisco.

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A thesis or dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings.

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In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphisation which exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge, and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and conventional behaviour.

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Tristes Tropiques

Tristes Tropiques (the French title translates literally as "The Sad Tropics") is a memoir, first published in France in 1955, by the anthropologist and structuralist Claude Lévi-Strauss.

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Trobriand Islands

The Trobriand Islands are a 450 km² archipelago of coral atolls off the east coast of New Guinea.

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Tupí people

The Tupí people were one of the most important indigenous peoples in Brazil.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).

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Universal law

In law and ethics, universal law or universal principle refers as concepts of legal legitimacy actions, whereby those principles and rules for governing human beings' conduct which are most universal in their acceptability, their applicability, translation, and philosophical basis, are therefore considered to be most legitimate.

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University of Chicago Press

The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.

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University of Minnesota Press

The University of Minnesota Press is a university press that is part of the University of Minnesota.

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University or simply Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

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University of Paris

The University of Paris (L'Université de Paris), metonymically known as the Sorbonne, was a French university, founded circa 1150 in Paris, France, recognised 1200 by King Philip II and 1215 by Pope Innocent III, as one of the first universities.

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University of São Paulo

The University of São Paulo (Universidade de São Paulo, USP) is a public university in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English:poet,:playwright, actor and an Italophile, who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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Yale University

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.

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16th arrondissement of Paris

The 16th arrondissement of Paris (also known as "Arrondissement de Passy") is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of Paris, the capital city of France.

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