Beyond the antinomies of structure: Levi-Strauss, Giddens, Bourdieu, and Sewell

  title={Beyond the antinomies of structure: Levi-Strauss, Giddens, Bourdieu, and Sewell},
  author={Omar Lizardo},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  • Omar Lizardo
  • Published 13 October 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Theory and Society
In this article, I attempt to address some enduring problems in formulation and practical use of the notion of structure in contemporary social science. I begin by revisiting the question of the fidelity of Anthony Giddens’ appropriation of the idea of structure with respect to Levi-Strauss. This requires a reconsideration of Levi-Strauss’ original conceptualization of “social structure” which I argue is a sort of “methodological structuralism” that stands sharply opposed to Giddens… 
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