At the core my work is fully influenced by my experience as an undergraduate Anthropology student. The notion of culture, and how this is a record of how humans adapt to their environment continues to fascinate. These strategies for survival explain our physical evolution as well as the cultural seasoning that are the distinguishing features of human existence. Considered the father of modern Anthropology, Claude Levi-Strauss, died recently and I thought to use this post as a way to celebrate and introduce his work.
Savage Minds is a collective web log devoted to both bringing anthropology to a wider audience as well as providing an online forum for discussing the latest developments in the field. We are a group of Ph.D. students and professors teaching and studying anthropology and are excited to share it with you. You can find out more about the contributors by clicking on the ‘about’ pages on the right for each of us.The title of our blog comes from Lévi-Strauss’s book Pensée Sauvage.