Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Claude Levi-Strauss, Anthropologist, Dies at 100

The newest winner of my Vance Packard Award - named for the journalist who died in 1996, many years after I thought he was already dead - is enormously influential anthropologist: Claude Levi-Strauss - who died at 100 years old. When I read his stuff in college, he'd long since been elevated into the Zodiac of "important thinkers in our history that we don't consider in any way correct anymore". It's amazing that he was still alive.

Note, he did not invent the jeans, but who knows, the time frame was right!

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