Almost one year ago we celebrated the remarkable 100th birthday of Claude Lévi-Strauss. Today we learn that his body has died. In the meantime, we continue to work with what he has left us, as can be seen in the latest posts on this blog concerning his vision of a future anthropology, as seen back from the 1960s. One of the statements he produced at the time continues to be one of the leading mottos behind this project. I look forward to continue grappling with his work. No goodbyes, Claude Lévi-Strauss, rather à la prochaine fois.
Claude Lévi-Strauss obituary
French anthropologist whose analysis of kinship and myth gave rise to structuralism as an intellectual force. Obituary by Maurice Bloch, The Guardian, Tuesday 3 November 2009.
Sketch of Claude Lévi-Strauss, 20 August 2007, Edward Drantler: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Levi-Strauss.jpg