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George Murdock

Select three cultural universals from George Murdock's list (see list below) and analyze them from a functionalist perspective (this emphasizes the way in which the parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability). Why are these practices found in every culture? What functions do they serve?
* athletic sports
* cooking
* funeral ceremonies
* medicine
* marriage
* sexual restrictions

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Marriage, medicine, and funeral ceremonies are in every culture. This is because all of us are built to survive by finding ways to ...

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This solution described marriages, funerals, and medicine in regards to how they are in every culture as well as the function they serve.