"Argonauts of the Western Pacific" ( Bronislaw Malinowski ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Argonauts of the Western Pacific" ( Bronislaw Malinowski )
Critical review of study of Melanesia New Guinea natives' culture, exchange system and magic.
# 20603 | 1,575 words | 1 source | 1993 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2003 in Anthropology (Oceanic) , English (Analysis)

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"Bronislaw Malinowski, in Argonauts of the Western Pacific, provides "an account of native enterprise and adventure in the archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea." In his Preface, Sir James G. Frazer writes that Malinowski uses comprehensive and effective methodology, and the work itself supports Frazer's claim. Malinowski applies both "theoretical training and practical experience," living
as a native among the natives for many months together, watching them daily at work and at play, conversing with them in their own tongue, and deriving all his information from the surest sources---personal observation and statements made to him directly by the natives . . . without the intervention of an interpreter. . . . He has accumulated a mass of.."

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