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Argonauts of the Western Pacific

Malinowski, Bronislaw

Published by E.P. Dutton, 1953, 1953
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An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea. With a Preface by Sir James George Fraser. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1953. Large octavo, hardcover, cloth. 527 pages, indexed and illustrated. A fine copy. "In this volume I give an account of one phase of savage life only, in describing certain forms of inter-tribal, trading relations among natives of New Guinea.Though its main theme is economic.constant reference has to be made to social organization, the power of magic, to mythology and folklore." Malinowski studied the Trobriand Islanders of New Guinea during 1915-18, using a holistic approach in studying the native's social interactions, including the annual Kula Ring Exchange, and found it to be associated with magic, religion, kinship and trade. His work, Argonauts of the Western Pacific (1922), recounts much of his fieldwork and experiences during that time. Bookseller Inventory # 6824

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Title: Argonauts of the Western Pacific

Publisher: E.P. Dutton, 1953

Publication Date: 1953

Binding: Hardcover

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