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Author(s): Ewa Kosowska
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: grupakulturalna.pl
Keywords: Laboratorium Kultury; Claude Lévi-Strauss; existentialis; structuralism; Françoise Sagan;

Summary/Abstract: Collection of fundamental questions that accompanied Lévi-Strauss during his writing of “ethnographic memories,” a character of doubts and a size of disappointment place his anthropological prose on the side of existential anthropocentricism. During his travels around the world, and especially while visiting “tristes tropiques”, he could see the same invariants that influenced the shape of his “family Europe.” However, if anyone today is willing to get rid of, at least for a moment, existential boringness and discouragement – a trace of past epoch – and devote oneself to the joy of searching, in the work of Lévi-Strauss, for inspiration and motivation to carry on the process of getting familiar with oneself through the Other, they have every right to do so. If the satisfaction coming from gradual familiarization, reading and interpretation can be shared, if a conversation is able to create a possibility to better understanding and agreement, it is definitely worth making use of that opportunity. This “Laboratory of Culture” issue gives you this chance.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 6–17
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish