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Raymond Firth

British social anthropologist Raymond Firth has made a notable divergence from orthodoxy of structural functionalist theory in British anthropology during the post -war years. He employed the concept of social organization as distinct from social structure and his studies in this field were influential in the development of action theory approach in social anthropology. He has made important contributions in the field of kinship especially the study of unilineal descent.

Major works:
We the Tikopia (1956)
Elements of social organization (1956)
Economics in the New Zealand Maori (1959)
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