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Tristes Tropiques by Claude Lévi-Strauss
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Jun 15, 2007

it was amazing

Truly a classic of anthropology, this is a great book to read while struggling with issues of cross-cultural interactions. Levi-Strauss' ruminations on travel, which make up the first quarter or so of the book as he makes the long journey from France to Brazil's interior, are riveting and insightful. His background in philosophy comes through strongly, though near the end he starts talking about Rousseau a bit too much for my liking. A fantastic and immensely satisfying book.

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