Tag: A.R. Radcliffe-Brown

Robert Lowie just destroyed A.R. Radcliffe-Brown in one must-see letter

Rex , August 24th, 2017

When it comes to Internet Drama, nothing beats the paper letter. Anthropology’s founders did not lead isolated lives. “American cultural anthropology” corresponded with “Britis…

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“I know of Malinowski’s despotism”: Mauss to Radcliffe-Brown

Rex , October 21st, 2016

The people who fill our theory readers are real people who lived vibrant, quirky lives.  It is easy to reduce them to a set of ideas or to…

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Malinowski and Hats

Rex , October 16th, 2016

The alternate title for this post was going to be “Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, and Boas walk into a bar…”. This is a little autobiographical passage from pages 46-48 of History,…

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