How media covered Claude Lévi-Strauss' 100th birthday
100 years ago he was born - Claude Lévi-Strauss - one of the most famous and influential anthropologists in the world. A quick Google News search revealed that there are some articles in a some newspapers around the world (not so many in English than in German, though - let alone French I suppose…).
Here is a selection of articles:
100th-Birthday Tributes Pour in for Lévi-Strauss (New York Times 29.11.08)
Patrick Wilcken: The century of Claude Lévi-Strauss (How the great anthropologist, now approaching his 100th birthday, has earned a place in the prestigious Pléiade library - The Times Literary Supplement 29.11.08)
Dan Sperber: Claude Lévi-Strauss at 100: echo of the future (Lévi-Strauss was the pioneer of a true “cognitive anthropology” - OpenDemocracy, 28.11.08)
Lévi-Strauss, a French icon, turns 100 ( France celebrated with films, lectures and free admission to the museum he inspired, the Musée du Quai Branly - International Herald Tribune, 28.11.08)
100 Candles for Claude Levi-Strauss (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 25.11.08)
Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss Turns 100 (NPR, 23.11.08)
Benjamin Ivry: Claude of the Jungle. The other Lévi-Strauss turns 100 (The Forward, 6.11.08)
Grand chieftain of anthropology lives to see his centenary: Claude Lévi-Strauss did not see the West as superior (The Independent, 29.11.08)
There many blog posts about Levi-Strauss’ birthday.
The Savage Minds bloggers have collected a large number of Levi-Strauss quotes.
Jason Baird Jackson blogged The Anthropologist as Hero: Claude Lévi-Strauss on his 100th Birthday, and also Maximilian Forte at Open Anthropology says Happy Belated Birthday, Claude Lévi-Strauss
Anthropologist Stephen Chrisomalis has never been much of a fan of Levi-Strauss’ work, but sees the real value of Levi-Strauss’ work “is an attempt (however imperfect) to build anthropological theory through the comparative use of anthropological data", he writes in his post Structuralism and comparativism
Robert K. Blechman explains Claude Lévi-Strauss’s contribution to Media Ecology