Argonauts of the Western Pacific [NOOK Book]


First Published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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'No writer of our times has done more than Bronislaw Malinowski to bring together in single comprehension the warm reality of human living and the cool abstractions of science.' - Robert Redfield

'A contribution of the first rank to anthropological and sociological liteature.' Economica

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203421260
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/12/1978
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 616
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942), author of Argnonauts of the Western Pacific (1922) is still regarded as a pioneer anthropologist. Lecturing in both the UK and USA before and after the outbreak of the Second World War, he established himself as one of the most important anthropologists of the twentieth century.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Routledge Classics Edition. Introduction: The Subject The Method and Scope of This Enquiry. 1. The Country and Inhabitants of the Kula District. 2. The Natives of the Trobriand Islands. 3. The Essentials of The Kula. 4. Canoes and Sailing. 5. The Ceremonial Building of A Waga. 6. Launching of a Conoe and Ceremonial Visiting - Tribal Economics in The Trobriands. 7. The Departure of an Overseas Expedition. 8. The First Halt of The Fleet on Muwa. 9. Sailing on the Sea-Arm of Pilolu. 10. The Story of Shipwreck. 11. In the Amphletts- Sociology of The Kula. 12. In Teewara and Sanaroa- Mythology of the Kula. 13. On the Beach of Sarubwoyna. 14. The Kula in Dobu-Technicalities of The Exchange. 15. The Journey Home- The Fishing and Working of The Kaloma Shell. 16. The Return Visit of The Dobuans to Sinaketa. 17. Magic and the Kula. 18. The Power of Words in Magic-Some Linguistic Data. 19. The Inland Kula. 20. Expeditions Between Kiriwina and Kitava. 21. The Remaining Branches and Offshoots of The Kula. 22. The Meaning of Kula. Index

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