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Introducing Anthropology: Magical Myths and Fairy Tales


Language, art, music and culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, culminating in a symbolic explosion or ‘human revolution’ whose echoes can still be heard in myths and cultural traditions from around the world. To illustrate the approach of Claude Levi-Strauss, we will begin by decoding a fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm collection.

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Speaker(s): Chris Knight