1. Despite the general perception that anthropological theories of the early British
social anthropology are generally considered as functionalist, there are some
marked theoretical and methodological differences between the anthropological
approaches proposed by Bronislaw Malinowski and Edward E. Evans-Pritchard.
Discuss the main similarities and differences between functionalism and
structural functionalism by reviewing their main methodological and theoretical
2. Structural anthropology as developed by Claude Lévi-Strauss and symbolic
anthropology as developed by Victor W. Turner used varied concepts of sign and
symbol as commonly derived from the linguistics since Ferdinand de Saussure.
Discuss the main methodological and theoretical similarities and differences in
the structural and symbolic approaches to anthropological theories of culture.
Each satisfactorily written compare and contrast essay (of at least 500 words without
quotes) is worth 20 points.
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