chapter  1
Incest Taboo: a Bridge
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In the preface to this second edition L évi-Strauss states, however, that ‘many new facts and the developm ent o f m y own thought

mean that nowadays I w ould no longer express m yself in the same

w ay’ , although he still believes that ‘the prohibition o f incest is

to be explained entirely in terms o f sociological causes’ (1967: xv).