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W głąb Brazylii, w głąb etnologii
Inwards Brazil, inwards ethnology

Author(s): Małgorzata Rygielska
Subject(s): Anthropology
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Keywords: Laboratorium Kultury; Claude Lévi-Strauss; history of ethnology; ethnological knowledge;

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with the matter of problems pervading culture researchers up to date despite their belonging to different schools or researching trends. Lévi-Strauss continuously cherishes his reflections connected with the essence of ethnology, purposefulness and ethics of ethnological research and with the methods that are used in conducting them. Some of the notions present in “Tristes Tropiques”, creating a unified wholeness and still coming back in the book, can be perceived as “methodological – and ethical – deliberations over the nature of studies at first linked to travels, and later put into a framework of modern science – ethnology.” A travel inwards ethnology, which was triggered by a real research travel to Brazil, is multipronged. Its route is marked not only by readings, but also by some elements of material culture, various behaviors and institutions that are often compared by Lévi-Strauss to prior descriptions of Indian tribes.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 36–55
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish