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Durkheim and the Social Anthropology of Culture

James L. Peacock
Social Forces
Vol. 59, No. 4, Special Issue (Jun., 1981), pp. 996-1008
Published by: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.2307/2577977
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2577977
Page Count: 13
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Durkheim and the Social Anthropology of Culture
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Abstract

Beginning with Durkheim and surveying representative works in social anthropology that reflect the Durkheimian perspective, this paper traces the movement from a sociologistic to a culturalistic emphasis. A classical period of structuralist-functionalist initiated by Malinowski and Radcliffe-Brown was followed by two developments: a dynamicist school, which elaborated the processual aspect of the social order in relation to culture, and a social structuralist school, which elaborated the structural aspect. From the second derived the cultural structuralist approach, which treats cultural structure rather independently of society; Claude Lévi-Strauss and his Anglo-American counterparts represent this development. A concluding section considers possibilities for new paradigms that both synthesized and transcend previous trends.

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