British functionalism

Subject Anthropology Topic British Functionalism
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At the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th, the researchers were less satisfied with the abusive generalizations of evolutionism. They turned away from universal history of cultures and focused on the functioning of societies. Paper needs to focus on three scholars of this school: Bronislaaw Malinowski (1884-1942), Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown (1881-1955), and Edward Evans-Pritchard (1902-1970).

Analyze the historical contributions of this school of anthropology throughout these three scholars.
First present the general characteristics of this school. Second, explain the contributions of each author, their works and theories. Third, present the evaluation of this school. Conclude in presenting your personal assessment and judgement.
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