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A. R. Radcliffe-Brown  
DEFINITION
  • Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown, an English anthropologist, was the founder of the school of anthropology known as structural functionalism. The term derived from the importance that the concept of social structure acquired in the 1930s, when Radcliffe-Brown was a lecturer on social anthropology in Oxford.Radcliffe-Brown maintained that anthropology was a special strain of the sociology put forward by Émile Durkheim (1858–1917). [Source: Encyclopedia of Law & Society: American and Global Perspectives; Radcliffe-Brown, A. R. (1881–1955)]
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