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Argonauts of the Western Pacific

  • Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
  • 1 online resource (850 pages)
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Summary
  • Bronislaw Malinowski'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 'to grasp the native's point of view, his relation to life, to realise his vision of his world.' 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 exch.
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword to the Routledge Classics Edition; Further Reading; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Subject, Method and Scope of This Enquiry; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; Notes; I: The Country and Inhabitants of the Kula District; I; II; III; IV; V; Notes; II: The Natives of the Trobriand Islands; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; Notes; III: The Essentials of the Kula; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; Notes; IV: Canoes and Sailing; I; II; III; IV; V; Notes; V: The Ceremonial Building of a Waga
  • III; III; IV; Notes; VI: Launching of a Canoe and Ceremonial Visiting-Tribal Economics in the Trobriands; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; Notes; VII: The Departure of an Overseas Expedition; Notes; VIII: The First Halt of the Fleet on Muwa; I; II; III; Notes; IX: Sailing on the Sea-Arm of Pilolu; I; II; III; IV; Notes; X: The Story of Shipwreck; I; II; III; IV; V; Notes; XI: In the Amphletts-Sociology of the Kula; I; II; III; IV; Notes; XII: In Tewara and Sanaroa-Mythology of the Kula; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; Notes; XIII: On the Beach of Sarubwoyna; I; II; III; Notes
  • XIV: The Kula in Dobu-Technicalities of the ExchangeI; II; III; Note; XV: The Journey Home-The Fishing and Working of the Kaloma Shell; I; II; III; IV; XVI: The Return Visit of the Dobuans to Sinaketa; I; II; III; Note; XVII: Magic and the Kula; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; X; XI; XII; Notes; XVIII: The Power of Words in Magic-Some Linguistic Data; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; The Talo Formula (Chapter XIII):; The Ta'uya Spell (Chapter XIII):; The Ka'ubana'i Spell (Chapter XIII):; The Kwoygapani Spell (Chapter XIV):; X; XI; XII; XIII; XIV; XV
  • The Tolabwaga sub-clan and Their Sea-Faring PrivilegesInformant's Commentary; Free Translation; XVI; XVII; Explanation of Word Visisi'una; Free Translation; Gwara in Dobu and the Ka'ubana'i Magic; Free Translation; XIX: The Inland Kula; I; II; III; IV; Note; XX: Expeditions Between Kiriwina and Kitava; I; II; III; Notes; XXI: The Remaining Branches and Offshoots of the Kula; I; II; III; IV; V; Notes; XXII: The Meaning of the Kula; Note; Index
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ISBN
  • 9781317677543
  • 1317677544
  • Alternate version: 9780415738644
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 881415365
  • OCLC: 881415365