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 //Man, living under conditions of culture, obtains his bread indirectly through cooperation and exchange. ​ He has to procure it in complicated economic pursuits. Culture,​therefore,​ creates new requirements for implements, weapons, and means of transport, for social cooperation,​ for institutions that can ensure a normal and local ordering of human groups which allow organized cooperation//​ - B. Malinowksi //Man, living under conditions of culture, obtains his bread indirectly through cooperation and exchange. ​ He has to procure it in complicated economic pursuits. Culture,​therefore,​ creates new requirements for implements, weapons, and means of transport, for social cooperation,​ for institutions that can ensure a normal and local ordering of human groups which allow organized cooperation//​ - B. Malinowksi
 ===== Characteristics of Functionalism in regards to human culture ===== ===== Characteristics of Functionalism in regards to human culture =====
-  * Malinowski receives credit for this school of thought+  * Malinowski receives credit for this school of thought; he worked in the South Pacific and studied exchange theories 
 +    * Malinowski insisted that ethnographers adopt the native'​s perspective 
 +  * Arrived on the scene in the 1920s
   * Human behaviors form functions for human survival   * Human behaviors form functions for human survival
     * system of objects, activities, and attitudes that states every part exists as a means to an end     * system of objects, activities, and attitudes that states every part exists as a means to an end
     * organized around the important tasks (i.e. family, the tribe, local community) and organized teams for various social institutions for economic cooperation and social institutions'​ benefits     * organized around the important tasks (i.e. family, the tribe, local community) and organized teams for various social institutions for economic cooperation and social institutions'​ benefits
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