Alfred Radcliffe-Brown

1881 - 1955

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Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown, FBA (born Alfred Reginald Brown; 17 January 1881 – 24 October 1955) was an English social anthropologist who developed the theory of structural functionalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Radcliffe-Brown has received more than 333,842 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Alfred Radcliffe-Brown is the 13th most popular anthropologist (down from 12th in 2019), the 754th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 675th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Anthropologist.

Alfred Radcliffe-Brown was a British anthropologist who was most famous for his work on kinship and social organization. He is considered one of the founders of structural-functionalism.

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Among anthropologists, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown ranks 13 out of 69Before him are Ruth Benedict, Franz Boas, Paul Broca, Clifford Geertz, Gregory Bateson, and Eugène Dubois. After him are E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, A. L. Kroeber, Edward T. Hall, Mary Douglas, and Victor Turner.

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Among people born in 1881, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown ranks 43Before him are Otto Wille Kuusinen, Carlo Carrà, Asta Nielsen, Theodore von Kármán, Ivan Ribar, and Otto Bauer. After him are William Boeing, Emil Ludwig, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Ludwig Binswanger, Nikolai Myaskovsky, and Sveinn Björnsson. Among people deceased in 1955, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown ranks 30Before him are Hermann Weyl, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Pak Hon-yong, John Mott, Cordell Hull, and Leonid Govorov. After him are Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Alexander Wienerberger, Michael Chekhov, Mihály Károlyi, Yves Tanguy, and Garegin Nzhdeh.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown ranks 754 out of 7,765Before him are Chris Rea (1951), Ben Jonson (1572), David J. Thouless (1934), John Frederic Daniell (1790), Boris Karloff (1887), and Lewis Hamilton (1985). After him are John Balliol (1249), Terence Stamp (1938), George Darwin (1845), Amy Winehouse (1983), John Fowles (1926), and David Coverdale (1951).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown ranks 5Before him are Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), James George Frazer (1854), Jane Goodall (1934), and Gregory Bateson (1904). After him are E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), Victor Turner (1920), Mary Leakey (1913), Edmund Leach (1910), Ashley Montagu (1905), Hugh Falconer (1808), and Alice Roberts (1973).