Elementary Structures

Some articles on structure, structures, elementary structures:

The Structural Anthropology of Lévi-Strauss
... of his ideas from structural linguistics (Ferdinand de Saussure--who saw in the structure of language a series of oppositions or opposites—and Roman Jakobson) as well as from Émile Durkheim and ... Lévi-Strauss applied this distinction in his search for the mental structures that underlie all acts of human behavior Just as we are unaware of the grammar of our language ... The structures that form the "deep grammar" of society originate in the mind and operate in us unconsciously (albeit not in a Freudian sense) ...
Alliance Theory - Elementary Structures and Complex Structures
... ego's group are offered to another group "explicitly defined" by social institutions these are the "elementary structures of kinship" ... Lévi-Strauss call these latter "complex structures of kinship" ... Marriage rules over time create social structures, as marriages are primarily forged between groups and not just between the two individuals involved ...

Famous quotes containing the words structures and/or elementary:

    It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.
    Northrop Frye (b. 1912)

    If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.
    Albert Einstein (1879–1955)