Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was one of the most important figures in the development of modern social anthropology. Among the British anthropologists repudiating so-called armchair research, Malinowski was a pioneer of fieldwork. He undertook his long-sustained fieldwork in Papua New Guinea and his accounts are populated by sympathetic figures, described in a deliberately vivid literary style. Malinowski is also recognized as the founder of Functionalism and his ethnographic studies contend that all components of society interlock to form a well-balanced system.
This collection reprints the ground breaking studies that emerged from Malinowski's fieldwork. The final volume of the set is an assessment of his contribution to anthropology.
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Book Description Routledge, 2017. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780415436243 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0242970