Argonauts of the Western Pacific (Routledge Classics) - download pdf or read online

Argonauts of the Western Pacific (Routledge Classics) - download pdf or read online

By Bronislaw Malinowski,Adam Kuper

Bronislaw Malinowski’s pathbreaking Argonauts of the Western Pacific is straight away 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 understand his imaginative and prescient of his world.’ via brilliant evocations of Kula lifestyles, together with the construction and launching of canoes, fishing expeditions and the position of delusion and magic among the Kula humans, Malinowski brilliantly describes an inter-island process 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 reviews of go back and forth writers, reporters and missionaries, it's a compelling perception right into a global now principally misplaced from view.


With a brand new foreword by way of Adam Kuper.

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