Download E-books Argonauts of the Western Pacific: An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea, Enhanced Edition PDF

Bronislaw Malinowski, one of many all-time nice anthropologists, had a expertise for bringing jointly in unmarried comprehension the nice and cozy truth of human residing with the cool abstractions of technological know-how. His pages became a virtually necessary hyperlink among the realizing of "exotic" and distant humans and theoretical wisdom approximately humankind.

This vintage quantity first released in 1922 might be thought of the founding rfile of financial anthropology, and is still the easiest one to learn. It emphasizes the good importance of "primitive" economics by way of singling out the striking trade procedure of the Trobriand Islands for particular attention. even though the most topic is fiscal, consistent reference is made to social association, existence and that means, the facility of magic, and mythology and folklore.

Following Malinowski, we're quickly "paddling at the lagoon, looking at the natives lower than the blazing solar at their backyard paintings, following them in the course of the patches of jungle. And at the winding shorelines and reefs, we will find out about their life." The existence we find out about is either Trobriand existence in New Guinea in addition to lifetime of universal humanity.

For the final 3 a long time, Waveland Press has proudly made Malinowski's most famed ethnography on hand for modern day scholars and readers at an affordable rate. The good-looking 2013 superior variation of this milestone of anthropological study and interpretation has been visually enriched by means of the electronic enhancement of eighty historical photos and maps.

Titles of comparable curiosity from Waveland Press: Bohannan-van der Elst, Asking and Listening: Ethnography as own Adaptation (ISBN 9780881339871) and Malinowski, Magic, technology and faith and different Essays (ISBN 9780881336573).

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