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 and coadaptation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Radcliffe-Brown has received more than 322,364 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred Radcliffe-Brown is the 12th most popular anthropologist (up from 14th in 2019), the 675th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 760th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British 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 12 out of 69Before him are Jane Goodall, Clifford Geertz, Lewis H. Morgan, Ruth Benedict, Paul Broca, and Gregory Bateson. After him are A. L. Kroeber, Eugène Dubois, Edward T. Hall, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, and Mary Douglas.

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Among people born in 1881, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown ranks 39Before him are Natalia Goncharova, Władysław Sikorski, Asta Nielsen, Walter Rudolf Hess, Theodore von Kármán, and Otto Wille Kuusinen. After him are Sveinn Björnsson, Ivan Ribar, Otto Bauer, Carlo Carrà, Emil Ludwig, and Nikolai Myaskovsky. Among people deceased in 1955, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown ranks 26Before him are Carmen Miranda, Hermann Weyl, Vasily Blokhin, Pak Hon-yong, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, and James B. Sumner. After him are Oswald Avery, Michael Chekhov, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Leonid Govorov, Yves Tanguy, and Cordell Hull.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown ranks 675 out of 6,924Before him are Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Sawney Bean (1600), John Balliol (1249), Bruce Chatwin (1940), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), and Harry Kroto (1939). After him are Christian Bale (1974), Roger Glover (1945), Nigel Farage (1964), Peter Greenaway (1942), Oliver Heaviside (1850), and William Hyde Wollaston (1766).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among anthropologists born in United Kingdom, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown ranks 5Before him are James George Frazer (1854), Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), 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).