paul radin

Radin

[reyd-n]
noun
Paul, 1883–1959, U.S. anthropologist, born in Poland.
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paul radin

U.S. anthropologist who was influential in advancing a historical model of social structures based on a synthesis of approaches, including social theory, economics, religion, philosophy, and psychology. He pioneered in such important fields of anthropology as culture-personality studies and the use of autobiographical documents. An accomplished linguist, he described a number of North American languages and advanced a classification scheme emphasizing their unity

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