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Author Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942, author.

Title The ethnography of Malinowski : the Trobriand Islands 1915-18 / edited by Michael W. Young
Published London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (270 pages)
Series Routledge revivals
Routledge revivals.
Contents Chapter Introduction -- part Part one Habitat and economy -- chapter Editor's note -- chapter 1 An outline of Trobriand economics -- chapter 2 Gardening -- part Part two Kinship, marriage and land -- chapter Editor's note -- chapter 3 Exogamy and incest -- chapter 4 Dogmas of procreation and paternity -- chapter 5 Marriage -- chapter 6 Principles of land tenure -- part Part three The Kula -- chapter Editor's note -- chapter 7 Essentials of the Kula -- chapter 8 Technicalities of the Kula -- chapter 9 Perils, magic and myths
Summary "Bronislaw Malinowski is one of the founding fathers of modern social anthropology and the innovator of the technique of prolonged and intensive fieldwork. His writings about the Trobriand Islands of Papua were in their time the most formative influence on the work of British social anthropologists and are of perennial interest and importance. They produced a revolution in the aims and field techniques of social anthropologists, and the method he created is that now normally used by anthropologists in the field. Malinowski's field material remains compulsory reading for students. First published in 1979, this book draws from the major monographs of Malinowski to compile a selection of his writings on the Trobriand Islanders. In presenting a concise Trobriand ethnography in one volume, Dr Young gives balanced coverage of economic life, kinship, marriage and land tenure, and to the system of ceremonial exchange known as the Kula. He also provides, in an introductory essay, a critical assessment of Malinowski the ethnographer, and gives a brief account of the Trobriands in a modern perspective."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942.
Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942.
Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands.
Form Electronic book
Author Young, Michael W., 1937- editor.
ISBN 1315160676