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 +====== Structural Functionalism in Anthropology ======
  
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 +===== Characteristics & History =====
 +  * Followed Functionalism,​ prevalent in the 1930s - 1960s
 +  * Radcliffe-Brown & Evans - Pritchard ​
 +    * Evans-Pritchard was Malinowski'​s student; he studied witchcraft in Africa
 +  * Implies that not everything people do is necessary for survival -- cannot think outside of social organization
 +  * Stronger emphasis on the self perpetuation of social systems, which maintains social harmony