Structuralism and the Works of Levi Strauss


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Within anthropology, Structuralism is an approach used to

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1. Structuralism asserts that human culture

2. Who is credited with the development of structuralism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will teach you about - and test you on - the development of structuralism. It will guide your study and assess your understanding with multiple choice questions pertaining to this topic of anthropology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these learning tools to check your knowledge of:

  • What structuralism attempts to do
  • Structuralism's assertion on human culture
  • Who is credited with the development of structuralism
  • How to define binary opposition
  • The four relationships that form the basic structure of kinship

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms such as binary opposition and structuralism
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the approach of structuralism in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who developed structuralism and what the approach says about human culture

Additional Learning

To learn more about this anthropological approach, review the corresponding lesson titled Structuralism and the Works of Levi Strauss. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines culture
  • Examines how binary opposition was used to explain marriage and kinship
  • Explores Levi-Strauss' works and the criticism he has received