[ ley-vee-strous ]
/ ˈleɪ viˈstraʊs /
Claude,1908–2009, French anthropologist and educator, born in Belgium: founder of structural anthropology.
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British Dictionary definitions for levi-strauss
/ (ˈlɛvɪˈstraʊs, French levistros) /
Claude (klod). (1908–2009) French anthropologist, leading exponent of structuralism. His books include The Elementary Structures of Kinship (1969), Totemism (1962), The Savage Mind (1966), Mythologies (1964–71), and Saudades do Brazil (Memories of Brazil; 1994)
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