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1. The past is a foreign country by Lowenthal, David Publication: Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 1988 . xxvii , 489 p. , Bibliography: pp. 413-470. Includes index. | Publication/Distribution Second reprint. First printing: 1985. | Old accession number 9113. 25 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [901 L] (1),
2. Myth and Meaning by Lévi-Strauss, Claude Publication: London Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978 . 54 p. , Published version of talks broadcast on the CBC radio series, 'Ideas', in December 1977". | Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 33450. Signed by Proinsias Mac Cana. 18 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [291 L] (1), Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 291 L] (1),
3. The anthropology of Johannes Scottus Eriugena by Otten, Willemien Publication: Leiden; New York E.J. Brill, 1991 . viii, 242 p. , Old accession number 10379 25 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [189 O] (1),
4. La fin du monde et le début du Moyan Age by LOT, Ferdinand Publication: Paris Editions Albin Michel, 1951 . xxx , 559 p. , Old accession number 3280 21 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [940.1 L] (1),
5. Claude Lévi-Strauss, the bearer of ashes by Pace, David Publication: Boston Routledge & K. Paul, 1983 . x, 263 p. , Includes index. 22 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [294 LS] (1),
6. The Interpretation of Cultures : selected essays by Geertz, Clifford Publication: London Fontana, 1993, c1973 . ix, 470 p. , Donation Ex Libris Proinsias Mac Cana. | History and edition Originally published: New York : Basic Books, 1973. | Review What role does culture play in social life? A distinguished anthropologist restates the paramount question of his discipline and offers some brilliant conjectures. Hominization shows that the traits that were thought unique to homo sapiens (tools, language, social organization) not only preceded him, but contributed to the biological evolution which culminated in sapiens. Culture is, therefore, necessary not merely to man's survival but to his existential realization. How should it be properly studied? The starting point for a theory of culture, Geertz tells us, is a conception of thinking as a social act: a traffic in significant symbols. Groups employ machineries of meaning to orient themselves in the world. Only after having understood these programs for the regulation of behavior can we legitimately relate culture to social structure. This is precisely what the different "sociologies" - of religion, ideology, and knowledge - fail to do. But anthropology comes to the rescue. It gives us access to the conceptual worlds of peoples so that we can, in an extended sense of the term, converse with them. Geertz calls it "thick description": a scientific phenomenonology of culture that is different from the all too cerebral puzzle-solving of Levi-Strauss. Geertz applies this semiotic perspective to the study of ritual, religion, and world-view in various societies and analyzes the ideological ferment in the new states. These often eloquent, sometimes verbose, essays were written in the early '60's. The author has revised some of them for this volume, but in a more basic sense the book is surprisingly dated: it is steeped in functionalism of Parsonian vintage. (Kirkus Reviews) 20 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 306 G] (1),
7. Race et Histoire : suivi de, L'oeuvre de Claude Lévi-Strauss par Jean Pouillon by Lévi-Strauss, Claude Publication: [Paris] Gonthier, c1961 . 130 p. , Donation Ex Libris Proinsias Mac Cana. | Donation Signed Proinsias Mac Cana. | Donation Hand-written notes. 19 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 305.8 L] (1),
8. Claude Lévi-Strauss : anthropologie et communication by Musey Nina Eloki, Mathieu Publication: Berne Peter Lang, 1984 . xviii , 233 p. 21 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [301.2 L] (1),