This vintage text contains three essays by Bronislaw Malinowski on the theory of functionalism. The first essay stipulates that anthropology can be viewed in a scientific manner, and offers insights into culture, human nature, and the ideal object of study. The other essays in this collection further explore functionalism and analyse the work and influence of Sir James Frazer on the field of anthropology. This book is highly recommended for those with an interest in the development of anthropology, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. The sections of this text include: "Culture as the Subject of Scientific Investigation", "A Minimum Definition of Science for the Humanist", "Concepts and Methods of Anthropology", "What is Culture?", "Theory of Organised Behaviour", "The Concrete Isolates of Organized Behaviour", etcetera. We are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.