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Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown

Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred Reginald, 1881–1955, British anthropologist. He did fieldwork in the Andaman Islands and in Australia. Radcliffe-Brown fostered the development of social anthropology as a science, and contributed to the study of kinship and social organization.

See M. Fortes, Kinship and the Social Order (1969).

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