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Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was one of the most important anthropologists of the twentieth century. He was known for his ethnographic work in the Trobriand Islands, which yielded material for such classic works as Argonauts of the Western Pacific, Sexual Life of Savages in Northwestern Melanesia, Coral Gardens and Their Magic, and Crime and Custom in Savage Society.
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Book Description Cosmo Publications, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. First edition. An ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea. The sexual lie of savages has long awaited its natural historian. Owing to sex taboos, that weigh at least as much on the civilized as on the savage mind, this subject has always bee veiled in mystery. The mystery has been fascinating or somber according to the general attitude to savagery that happened to prevail. Printed Pages: 556. Seller Inventory # 5032