12 - British Functionalism also called British Social...

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British Functionalism also called British Social Anthropology -British wanted to distance themselves from unilineal cultural evolution saw that it was ethnocentric -different from French structuralists not looking for universal panhuman principle of the human mind concentrated on structural analysis of particular social institutions used analogy of society as an organ/biological entity -interested in explanation-get at it by analyzing different segments of society -looked at institutions in society and see how that all articulated -Structures in Society =social components that function together to maintain social equilibrium -Recurring traits were thought to be explained by similar function -started with Alfred Haddon-trained in zoology and human anatomy but was influenced by Tylor, Frasier, and Spencer Haddon taught human physiology and anatomy Wanted to do a study of native body types o Studied person on a whole (psychological, etc) Put out expedition and went to Torres Strait with experts and
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