Moana, Malinowski and British Structural-functionalism

There are many names for the theory that focuses more on the practices that support or express social relationships in situations, this theory is British Structural-functionalism or Hyphenated functionalism. British Structural-functionalism was introduced through the work of Malinowski and Radcliffe-Brown. Malinowski focused on long-term, highly detailed fieldwork and redetected the idea of evolutionary states andContinue reading “Moana, Malinowski and British Structural-functionalism”

Social Instiutions are like organs, and Ed Gein liked those

Ed Gein and structural-functionalism. What do they have in common, if anything? Radcliffe-Brown’s structural-functionalist theory was a powerful theory at the time though it left many things unexplained, like social deviancy. His theory focused primarily on the fact that certain social institutions were created naturally in order to fulfill certain functions of society and defineContinue reading “Social Instiutions are like organs, and Ed Gein liked those”