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 +====== Symbolic Structuralism Synopsis ======
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 +===== Characteristics & History =====
 +  * Claude Levi-Strauss'​ brain child
 +  * Inspired by linguistics and semiotic theories of meaning, and Durkheim'​s and Mauss' works
 +  * Two themes within Structuralism:​
 +    * emphasis on meaning and symbolism
 +    * emphasis on exchange
 +  * human minds are hardwired to think in terms of opposites, and how people perceive the world influences their behavior/​decisions/​etc.