Argonauts of the Western Pacific {kindle} BY Bronisław Malinowski

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Download Argonauts of the Western Pacific Read â Argonauts of the Western Pacific Bronisław Malinowski Ì 2 Summary Nk between the knowing of exotic and remote people with theoretical knowledge about humankind This volume originally published in 1922 can be considered the founding document of economic anthropology and remains the best one to read It emphasizes the great significance of primitive economics by singl. i liked this much than i intended to there s at work here than some nasty imperialist vouyerisum surprisingly malinowski s project seems to be an earnest reflection on the seemingly universal economic presumptions undergirding his own value system being careful not to name it socialism malinowksi delicately charts a uniue form of social and economic organization that defies standard definition writing on the brink of world war you see a man far away from home less interested in scrutinizing the exotic habits of exotic peoples than being intent on holding a microscope and a mirror up to his own mad culture

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Argonauts of the Western Pacific

Download Argonauts of the Western Pacific Read â Argonauts of the Western Pacific Bronisław Malinowski Ì 2 Summary The founding document of economic anthropology Bronislaw Malinowski one of the all time great anthropologists of the world had a talent for bringing together in single comprehension the warm reality of human living with the cool abstractions of science His pages have become an almost indispensable li. The rhetorical style of the time Malinowski was writing makes this classic a tough read today but for the Oceanist or anyone interested in economic exchange this is a must read Accompany it with Reo Fortune s Sorcerers of Dobu and follow it up with Annette Weiner s Women of Value Men of Renown and Susanna Kuehling s Dobu

Bronisław Malinowski Ì 2 Summary

Download Argonauts of the Western Pacific Read â Argonauts of the Western Pacific Bronisław Malinowski Ì 2 Summary Ing out the notable exchange system of the Trobriand Islands for special consideration Although the main theme is economic constant reference is made in this milestone of anthropological research and interpretation to social organization life and meaning the power of magic and to mythology and folklo. A classic work on anthropology in which the author outlines his findings about Kula an institution that links or linked thousands of individuals scattered over hundreds of miles on the islands off Eastern Papua New Guinea through ceremonial tradingMy warning is that this is a deeply fact driven book that isn t aiming to entertain but to inform This can be especially noticeable when the author is spending 20 pages describing the intricate system of magic that the Trobriand islanders believe allow their canoes to sail uickly Not the most absorbing stuffThat said he writes well and I found most of the content pretty engrossing The stories of how a completely independent group of humans organise their lives sent me two stark messages1 Most of the things we care about day to day are just products of the place we grow uplive something we might all intellectually know but it is still shocking to read about a s

  • Paperback
  • 527
  • Argonauts of the Western Pacific
  • Bronisław Malinowski
  • English
  • 19 October 2018
  • 9780881330847