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Argonauts of the Western Pacific An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea

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ISBN-10: 0415738644

ISBN-13: 9780415738644

Edition: 2014

Authors: Bronislaw Malinowski, Adam Kuper

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Bronislaw Malinowskie(tm)s pathbreaking Argonauts of the Western Pacific is at once a detailed account of exchange in the Melanesian islands and a manifesto of a modernist anthropology. Malinowski argued that the goal of which the ethnographer should never lose sight is e~to grasp the nativee(tm)s point of view, his relation to life, to realise his vision of his world.e(tm) Through vivid evocations of Kula life, including the building and launching of canoes, fishing expeditions and the role of myth and magic amongst the Kula people, Malinowski brilliantly describes an inter-island system of exchangeee - from gifts from father to son to swapping fish for yams - around which an entire…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/4/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 542
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.13" long x 1.42" tall
Weight: 1.980

Adam Kuper is a Fellow of the British Academy.