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Under the influence of several younger scholars, a new approach came to predominate among British anthropologists, concerned with analyzing how societies held together in the present ( synchronic analysis, rather than diachronic or historical analysis), and emphasizing long-term (one to several years) immersion fieldwork. Now, look at the world in which you live, an increasingly globalized, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural world. He established a theoretical approach called functionalism, the view that a culture is similar to a biological organism wherein various parts work to support the operation and maintenance of the whole.

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Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 15, 2012)


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