Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009) was a French anthropologist. He has been called the father of modern anthropology. Lévi-Strauss helped expand the study of anthropology to look at the extended family rather than just the immediate family. He also looked at myths and stories as parts of speech that can be used to understand langauge. By breaking down myths, Lévi-Strauss believed that the humans think mostly in oppositions and try to reconcile these oppositions. Most of Lévi-Strauss' theories were explained in his 1958 book Structural Anthropology.