New PDF release: Argonauts of the Western Pacific: An Account of Native

By Bronislaw Malinowski

ISBN-10: 1478602090

ISBN-13: 9781478602095

Bronislaw Malinowski had a expertise for bringing jointly in unmarried comprehension the nice and cozy truth of human residing with the cool abstractions of technology. His pages became a nearly fundamental hyperlink among the realizing of “exotic” and distant humans and theoretical wisdom approximately humankind. This vintage volume—originally released in 1922—can 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 means of singling out the extraordinary alternate method of the Trobriand Islands for detailed attention. even supposing the most subject matter is financial, consistent reference is made to social association, lifestyles and that means, the facility of magic, and mythology and folklore. Following Malinowski, we're quickly “paddling at the lagoon, looking at the natives less than the blazing sunlight at their backyard paintings, following them in the course of the patches of jungle. And at the winding shores and reefs, we will know about their life.” The existence we know about is either Trobriand lifestyles in New Guinea in addition to lifetime of universal humanity. for almost thirty years, Waveland Press has made Malinowski’s most famed ethnography to be had for modern day scholars and readers at an inexpensive rate. either the present print model and the e-book were tremendously enriched by means of eighty digitally more advantageous historical pictures and maps.

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