Linton, Ralph

An American cultural anthropologist whose early fieldwork focused on the Polynesians. Later, he attempted to develop a systematic cultural science, focusing especially on the relationships between personality and society (see The Cultural Background of Personality, 1954). His most important book, The Study of Man (1936), reconciled the theoretical premisses of functionalism with a historical approach to culture . He pioneered the concepts of role and status , which for him provided the key to understanding the internal consistency of a social system , because of the importance they play in the relationship between the individual and society.

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  • Linton, Ralph — ▪ American anthropologist born Feb. 27, 1893, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Dec. 24, 1953, New Haven, Conn.  American anthropologist who had a marked influence on the development of cultural anthropology.       As an undergraduate at Swarthmore… …   Universalium

  • Linton, Ralph — ► (1893 1953) Antropólogo estadounidense. Estudió las culturas indígenas de Polinesia y Madagascar …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Ralph Linton — (Philadelphia, 27 February 1893 New Haven, 24 December 1953) was one of the best known American anthropologists of the mid twentieth century, and is particularly remembered for his works The Study of Man (1936) and The Tree of Culture (1955). One …   Wikipedia

  • LINTON (R.) — LINTON RALPH (1893 1953) Né à Philadelphie, Ralph Linton pratiqua pendant quelques années l’archéologie (fouilles aux États Unis, au Guatemala, aux îles Marquises) avant de s’orienter vers l’anthropologie culturelle. Nommé en 1922 assistant… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ralph Linton — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ralph Linton Gillingham (*1893 † 1953), antropólogo. Ralph Linton es uno de los más destacados antropólogos estadounidenses de mediados del siglo XX. Sus obras El estudio del hombre (1936) y El árbol de la cultura… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Linton — ist die Bezeichnung von mehreren Orten in England: Linton (Cambridgeshire) Linton (Derbyshire) Linton (Essex) Linton (Bringsty), Herefordshire Linton (Penyard), Herefordshire Linton (Kent) Linton (North Yorkshire) Linton (Northumberland) Linton… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Linton (surname) — Linton is a surname, and may refer to: *David Leslie Linton (1906–1971), British geographer and geomorphologist *David Linton (1815 1889), U.S. college fraternity founder *Eliza Lynn Linton (1822 1898), British novelist and essayist *Hercules… …   Wikipedia

  • Ralph Linton — (* 27. Februar 1893 Philadelphia, USA; † 24. Dezember 1953 New Haven, USA) war ein US amerikanischer Kulturanthropologe. Besonders trat er durch seine Werke The Study of Man (1936) und The Tree of Culture (1955) hervor, worin er mit großer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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