Argonauts Of The Western Pacific - An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea - With 5 maps, 65 ... (Studies in Economics and Political Science)

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This fascinating book contains an account of native enterprise and adventure in the archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea, with five maps, sixty five illustrations, and two figures. The content of this book is derived from the author's personal experiences with the natives, watching them daily at work and at play, conversing with them in their own tongue, and deriving all his information from the surest sources. A unique insight in the the lives of the native inhabitants of this area, this volume will be of much utility to those with a keen interest in anthropology or Melanesian New Guinea, and it would make for a wonderful addition to any personal collection. The chapters of this book include: 'The Subject, Method, and Scope of this Inquiry', 'The Country and Inhabitants of the Kula District', 'The Natives of the Trobriand Islands', 'The Essentials of the Kula', 'Canoes and Sailing', 'The Ceremonial Building of a Waga', et cetera. This volume is being republished now complete with a new introductory biography of the author

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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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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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