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GOLDMAN, Marcio. Lévi-Strauss e os sentidos da História. Rev. Antropol. [online]. 1999, vol.42, n.1-2, pp. 223-238. ISSN 0034-7701.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-77011999000100012.

This text explores various aspects of Claude Lévi-Strauss's thought concerning history. Starting out from a critique of reductionist readings of his work, the paper aims to demonstrate two points. Firstly that, even though the reflection on history occupies an apparently secondary dimension in the author's work, it is precisely this deliberation which allows us to touch on important and marginalized aspects of so-called structuralism. Secondly, the paper aims to show that Lévi-Strauss's reflections allowed the development of a truly anthropological, rather than ethnocentric, perspective on the history and historicity of human societies.

Keywords : Lévi-Strauss; History; Anthropological Theory.

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