Symbolic system

Symbolic system

The term "symbolic system" is used in the field of anthropology and sociology to refer to a system of interconnected symbolic meanings.

For complex systems of symbols, the term is preferred to "symbolism", which denotes the symbolic meaning of a single cultural phenomenon.

Related terms

* Structural anthropology
* Symbolic anthropology
* Symbolism


* Claude Lévi-Strauss

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