Argonauts of the western Pacific [electronic resource] : an account of native enterprise and adventure in the archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea /
by Bronislaw Malinowski ; preface by Sir James G. Frazer.
Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, 1978.
xxviii, 473 p. : ill., maps.
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Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, 1978.
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Includes index.
Originally published in 1922.
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First published in 1922, this classic text examines the extensive and complex trading system maintained by the Trobriand Islanders. While the main theme is economics and social organization, the power of magic, mythology and folklore are also examined.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Forewordp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Introduction The Subject, Method and Scope of This Inquiryp. 1
The Country and Inhabitants of the Kula Districtp. 27
The Natives of the Trobriand Islandsp. 49
The Essentials of the Kulap. 81
Canoes and Sailingp. 105
The Ceremonial Building of a Wagap. 124
Launching of a Canoe and Ceremonial Visiting-Tribal Economics in the Trobriandsp. 146
The Departure of an Overseas Expeditionp. 195
The First Halt of the Fleet on Muwap. 207
Sailing on the Sea-Arm of Pilolup. 219
The Story of Shipwreckp. 237
In the Amphletts-Sociology of the Kulap. 267
In Tewara and Sanaroa-Mythology of the Kulap. 290
On the Beach of Sarubwoynap. 334
The Kula in Dobu-Technicalities of the Exchangep. 350
The Journey Home-The Fishing and Working of the Kaloma Shellp. 366
The Return Visit of the Dobuans to Sinaketap. 376
Magic and the Kulap. 392
The Power of Words in Magic-Some Linguistic Datap. 428
The Inland Kulap. 464
Expeditions Between Kiriwina and Kitavap. 478
The Remaining Branches and Offshoots of the Kulap. 494
The Meaning of the Kulap. 509
Indexp. 519
Indexp. 521
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