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Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT face=TheSans><SPAN lang=EN-US style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro addresses the prejudices against “binary thought” associated with structural ethnologist </SPAN><SPAN lang=EN-US style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Claude Lévi-Strauss. According to Viveiros de Castro, the key to deconstructing this—for him, wrongly discredited—scheme lies in the axis of a community: “<SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Our problem is to determine conceptually the nature of the internal meridian line that separates the two moieties.” This notebook relocates the meridian line again and again, arguing that for </SPAN>Lévi-Strauss, the binary system was anything but a simplifying “modus operandi.” Lévi-Strauss had already expounded the problem of dualism during his lifetime and had used dual structures to think about notions of incommensurability, chromaticism, and dynamics.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN lang=EN-US style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><FONT face=TheSans>Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (*1951) is a Brazilian anthropologist and Professor at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.</FONT></SPAN>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN lang=EN-US style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><FONT face=TheSans>Language: German/English</FONT></SPAN></FONT>

 
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