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a school of anthropology founded by Claude Lévi-Strauss, based upon discovery and analysis of the structures inherent in various cultural forms.
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|Noun||1.||structural anthropology - an anthropological theory that there are unobservable social structures that generate observable social phenomena|
theory - a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena; "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory"
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings