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The Other Face of the Moon and Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World consist of the lectures Claude Lévi-Strauss delivered during his five trips to Japan between 1977 and 1988. Beyond offering his insightful interpretations of Japanese society and culture, they force us to reflect on major issues in anthropology. An underlying theme is his lifelong thesis that to understand the self of the West, one must study the other whose “wisdom” points to the end of West's cultural supremacy. For example, he points out that the issue of biological reproduction versus social paternity—so troubling for “us”—does not exist among peoples whom anthropologists study and that they unhesitatingly give primacy to the social (2013a:57).
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