Bénédicte Chorier's scientific contributions

Publications (5)

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In Vineland, published in 1990, Thomas Pynchon turns back to American history, from the early days of the settlers to the Reagan era. Past and present are intimately mixed into a narrative, in a yoyo-like movement between the two poles. This paper explores the way history is written into the original space of Vineland county and shows how, despite...
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As Lévi-Strauss freely explores the mythologies of the Americas, with occasional incursions into European and Japanese folklore, tales of sloths and squirrels interweave with discussions of Freud, Saussure, "signification," and plays by Sophocles and Labiche. Lévi-Strauss critiques psychoanalytic interpretation and defends the interpretive powers...

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... Dotyczy ona nie tyle równych sobie, symetrycznych pozycji, co pozycji gruntownie nierównych, asymetrycznych (o "strukturach" myśli amazońskich zob. Lévi-Strauss 1994. Otóż sam akt konsumpcji żywego bytu lub transfuzji odwraca pozycje -szaman, który był "robakiem", staje się kolejnym "właścicielem" pozostałości oryginalnego "właściciela" wiedzy. ...
... Culture has long been studied by anthropologists (e.g., Levi-Strauss, 1988), sociologists, and psychologists (e.g., Triandis, 1995). Since Hofstede (1991) metaphorically defines culture as "the software of the mind" he adds that culture is "the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another" (Hofstede, 1991, p.5). Cultural differences may manifest themselves through such facets as symbols, heroes, rituals, and values (Schwartz & Bilsky, 1990). ...