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Functionalism - Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, & Gluckman, sans Evans-Pritchard

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Joshua Liggett

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Transcript of Functionalism - Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, & Gluckman, sans Evans-Pritchard

Functionalism Psychological + Structural Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, and Gluckman Malinowski?? Not Quite! Bronislaw Malinowski How do Individuals exist in Society? The Satisfaction of 7 basic needs
1. Nutrition
2. Reproduction
3. Bodily Comforts
4. Safety
5. Relaxation
6. Movement
7. Growth How do cultural beliefs contribute to
both Society and the Individual? The Impossibility Of The Science Of... CULTURE!! Limited to the study of social Relations Abstract Concept Values and Norms cannot be observed Due to: Therefore: The Partier Sorry, Wrong Gluckman A. R. Radcliffe-Brown Max Gluckman Ritualized role reversals Apparent acts of rebellion Strengthen Social Order Scientific Theories ...Are Products of the Social and Cultural contexts in which they are concieved Area Studied for Colonialist Interests Magic Trobriand Kula M



m Just Joking... Still Joking... Doh!!
Wrong Radcliffe! "...the fundamental units of anthropology were processes
of human life and interaction."
-Wikipedia "...social relations are real, and even directly observable...
social structure is a theoretical construction..."
-Wikipedia Gluckman was in staunch opposition of such Interests In Gluckman's study of Rituals: Quick Quiz!!! The Real Malinowski 3a.




7. How did this Prezi attempt to
exemplify the reading from
Radcliffe-Brown? What were some of the positive aspects of
Malinowski's work? Who is responsible for the birth of
Psychological Functionalism? Is Gluckman's position on colonialism
the correct stance? What are the two types of
joking relationships? A --> B A <-> B The First Joking Relationship: "Mother's Brother" A permissable level of disrespect shown from the nephew to the maternal uncle that is not returned Answer to Question 7 The Second Joking Relationship: Son-in-law/Mother-in-law A permissable level of disrespect shown between the son-in-law and the mother-in-law that is mutual Answer to Question 3a The way I continually made fun of these gentlemen, with no reprisal, as they are all dead, I made an example of the "Mother's Brother" joking relationship. Answer to Question 3b Malinowski laid the foundations for Psychological Functionalism Answer to Question 3c Bronislaw Malinowski Answer to Question 6 This question has a moral base and is therefore Subjective. In my Opinion, his objections to colonialism were commendable, and their accuracy or inaccuracy cannot be called into question in so much that they should be deemed for good or evil, and it is my belief that his objections we of a good disposition. Vaga (Opening Gift) Yotile (Return Gift) Basi
(Intermediate Gift) Kudu
(Clinching Gift) Used to control the uncontrollable E.g., During Canoe-building for smooth sailing, softening of trade partners, etc. Joking Relationships Mother's Brother Son-in-Law/Mother-in-Law 1 2 Armed Services
Zulu, Other S. African Groups Radcliffe-Brown's
Study of
Joking Relationships
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