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GRUBITS, Sonia. About my meeting with Levi-Strauss. Bol. - Acad. Paul. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.85, pp. 268-275. ISSN 1415-711X.

The present article reports my friendship with Claude Lévi-Strauss, which lasted for about the ten last years of his life. The author's interest in researching the indigenous populations of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, the beginning of her activities at Dom Bosco Catholic University, Campo Grande - MS, were the starting points for their research, such facts have favored their scientifical approach. Other relevant facts were the study of the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss, especially Tristes Tropiques, with important information about such Brazilian region and its Indians, studies in Masters Program in Social Psychology at the Catholic University of São Paulo- PUCSP and doctorate in Paris 8 - Sorbonne. The Bororo (MT) and Kadiwéu (MS) research groups revealed an affinity and promoted a strong friendship between the author and the anthropologist. The two ethnic groups have then marked the beginning of Claude Lévi-Strauss's studies and his Theory - Structural Anthropology in the 30s. Besides the correspondence between them, several meetings are described in the text.

Keywords : Indians; Bororo; Kadiwéu; Structural Anthropology.

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