Argonauts of the Western Pacific (Routledge Classics) by Bronislaw Malinowski,Adam Kuper

By Bronislaw Malinowski,Adam Kuper

Bronislaw Malinowski’s pathbreaking Argonauts of the Western Pacific is straight away an in depth account of trade within the Melanesian islands and a manifesto of a modernist anthropology. Malinowski argued that the aim of which the ethnographer shouldn't ever lose sight is ‘to seize the native’s perspective, his relation to existence, to understand his imaginative and prescient of his world.’ via shiny evocations of Kula lifestyles, together with the construction and launching of canoes, fishing expeditions and the function of fantasy and magic among the Kula humans, Malinowski brilliantly describes an inter-island method 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 stories of shuttle writers, reporters and missionaries, it's a compelling perception right into a international now principally misplaced from view.


With a brand new foreword via Adam Kuper.

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