Published on August 11, 2014
Being There: Ethnography and Making Sense of Things : Being There: Ethnography and Making Sense of Things The Group and the Individual in functional analysis : The Group and the Individual in functional analysis Written by Bronislaw Malinowski 6 distinct chapters analysed Important table that Malinowski explains and goes into detail Leitmotiv Individual, group and their mutual dependence. Introduction : Introduction Personality, Organisation and culture The individual Organism under Conditions of Culture The Instrumental Imperatives of Culture The Place of the Individual in Organised Groups The Cultural Definition of Symbolism The Individual Contributions and Group Activities in Knowledge and Belief Personality, Organisation and Culture: Personality, Organisation and Culture Sociology is complex and prone to changes The self or individual cannot exist without the Group The analysis of the group in relation to the individual Man is impacted upon by a variety of forces outside of him/her-self Studying a dynamic society Table : Table The Individual Organism Under Conditions of Culture : The Individual Organism Under Conditions of Culture Effects of not having met the requirements Need for a food supply Relationships of people Romantic expectations – changes in presentation Achieving column B as an individual is impossible The Instrumental Imperatives of Culture: The Instrumental I mperatives of Culture Note that column B represents less ‘essential’ needs relative to column A Introduced the notion of ‘family’ Religion often in the form of totems Talks about column C, being human we are compelled to fulfil . Column D recognises the need for political organisation . No culture is without rules or morality.