Bronislaw Malinowski,Adam Kuper's Argonauts of the Western Pacific (Routledge Classics) PDF

By Bronislaw Malinowski,Adam Kuper

ISBN-10: 1406752568

ISBN-13: 9781406752564

ISBN-10: 1498139248

ISBN-13: 9781498139243

Bronislaw Malinowski’s pathbreaking Argonauts of the Western Pacific is without delay a close account of trade within the Melanesian islands and a manifesto of a modernist anthropology. Malinowski argued that the aim of which the ethnographer should not lose sight is ‘to grab the native’s perspective, his relation to existence, to grasp his imaginative and prescient of his world.’ via brilliant evocations of Kula existence, together with the development and launching of canoes, fishing expeditions and the position of delusion and magic among the Kula humans, Malinowski brilliantly describes an inter-island procedure of trade - from presents from father to son to swapping fish for yams - round which a complete neighborhood revolves.

A vintage of anthropology that did a lot to set up the primacy of painstaking fieldwork over the sooner anecdotal experiences of commute writers, reporters and missionaries, it's a compelling perception right into a international now principally misplaced from view.


With a brand new foreword by way of Adam Kuper.

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