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A Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essays (1990) written by Bronislaw Malinowski
A Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essays (Book)
August 27, 1990
Malinowski presents in this book his definitive statement of the theory of functionalism. As the essential clue to the understanding of human behavior, primitive and civilized, he analyzes the functional principle that culture is an examination of the fundamentals of anthropology for the purpose of constructing a general system to explain the facts of culture by this principle.