Second nature/Lévi-Strauss: For example, the matrimonial exchange works (...) like a mediating mechanism between a nature and a culture, which are initially assumed to be separate. By replacing supernatural and primitive architecture with a cultural one, the connection creates a second nature over which the human has power, i. e. a mediated nature. For example, the bisons have turned from being "completely out of bones" to being "completely out of meat" and from cannibals to food._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
La pensée sauvage, Paris 1962
Das Wilde Denken Frankfurt/M. 1973
The Savage Mind (The Nature of Human Society Series) Chicago 1966