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Malinowski, Bronislaw 1884-1942

Works: 614 works in 2,920 publications in 6 languages and 43,325 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Portraits  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Anthropologists 
Roles: Author of introduction, Collaborator, Speaker, Editor, Other, Recipient, Honoree, Photographer, Dedicatee, Creator, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: GN671.N5, 301.42
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Argonauts of the western Pacific; an account of native enterprise and adventure in the archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
157 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MY esteemed friend, Dr. B.Malinowski has asked me to write a preface to hisbook, and I willingly comply with his request, though I can hardly think that anywords of mine will add to the value of the remarkable record of anthropologicalresearch which he has given us in this volume. My observations, such as they are,will deal partly with the writer's method and partly with the matter of his book
Magic, science and religion : and other essays by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
88 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays about ancient religion, science and magic and an anthropological study of the Trobrianders
Sex and repression in savage society by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
109 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Sex and Repression in Savage Society Malinowski applies his experiences on the Trobriand Islands to the study of sexuality, and the attendant issues of eroticism, obscenity, incest, oppression, power and parenthood
Crime and custom in savage society by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
121 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sexual life of savages in north-western Melanesia; an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage, and family life among the natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea. With a pref. by Havelock Ellis by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
176 editions published between 1193 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exact facsimile of the original [1929] edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Profusely illustrated. All original illustrations have been retained and re-screened for this reprint edition. "The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia" contains ethnographic data that attempts to establish that the Freudian Oedipus complex is not universal. This important work is his second in the trilogy on the Trobrianders, with the other two being "Argonauts of the Western Pacific" (1922), and "Coral Gardens and Their Magic" (1935). In the preface Malinowski says that sexuality "dominates in fact almost every aspect of culture". Malinowski provides a detailed description of the social organization of sexuality - social rites, partner choice, et al - "tracing the Trobriand lifecycle from birth through puberty, marriage, and death". Children don't submit to a system of "domestic coercion" or "regular discipline" - they "enjoy considerable freedom and independence". The idea of a child being "beaten or otherwise punished in cold blood" by a parent is viewed as unnatural and immoral and when proposed by westerners (like the anthropologist) is "rejected with resentment". Things are asked "as from one equal to another; a simple command, implying the expectation of natural obedience, is never heard from parent to child in the Trobriands". The event of a person getting angry and striking another person "in an outburst of rage" sometimes happens but as often from parent to child as from child to parent. In further chapters, the parent-child relationship of the Trobrianders is described with details of their complex matrilineal relationship structure in which the biological parentage is ignored
The dynamics of culture change; an inquiry into race relations in Africa by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
73 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1945
A scientific theory of culture by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
66 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in English and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The meaning of meaning; a study of the influence of language upon thought and of the science of symbolism by C. K Ogden ( Book )
94 editions published between 1923 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language is the most important of all the instruments of civilization. This is the premise of a work whose significance to the study of language, literature, and philosophy has remained undiminished since its original publication in 1923. -- Book Description
Coral gardens and their magic by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
67 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V. 2. The language of magic and gardening
Freedom and civilization by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
38 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex, culture, and myth by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
24 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The family among the Australian aborigines, a sociological study by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
18 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The father in primitive psychology by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
37 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans l'organisation sociale d'une tribu, les femmes détiennent une position clef. L'idée selon laquelle c'est exclusivement la mère qui donne corps à l'enfant tandis que l'homme ne contribue en aucune façon à son existence a un profond impact tant sur la vie érotique que sur l'institution du mariage
Marriage, past and present : a debate between Robert Briffault and Bronislaw Malinowski by Robert Briffault ( Book )
7 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myth in primitive psychology by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
40 editions published between 1926 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Law and order in Polynesia; a study of primitive legal institutions by Herbert Ian Hogbin ( Book )
23 editions published between 1934 and 1972 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Malinowski in Mexico : the economics of a Mexican market system by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Malinowski's Kiriwina : fieldwork photography, 1915-1918 by Michael W Young ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kiriwina, the largest of the Trobriand Islands in eastern Papua New Guinea, is anthropology's "sacred place." It was here that Bronislaw Malinowski conducted the path-breaking fieldwork that enabled him to revolutionize British social anthropology. And it was here that he developed one of anthropology's most important tools: photography. Malinowski's Kiriwina presents nearly two hundred of Malinowski's previously unpublished photographs of the Islanders among whom he lived between 1915 and 1918. The images are more than embellishments of his ethnography; they are a recreation in striking detail of a distant world. Michael Young, an anthropologist and Malinowski's authorized biographer, has selected the photographs based on one of Malinowski's unpublished studies of the region, and the plan of that abandoned project has helped structure this book
Culture, the diffusion controversy by Grafton Elliot Smith ( Book )
4 editions published between 1927 and 1928 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La sexualité et sa répression dans les sociétés primitives by Bronislaw Malinowski ( Book )
28 editions published between 1932 and 2001 in French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Malinnuofusiji, 1884-1942
Malinovski, Bronislav
Malinovski, Bronisłav 1884-1942
Malinovskiĭ, Bronislav, 1884-1942
Malinovskij, B.
Malinovsky, Bronislaw 1884-1942
Malinowski, 1884-1942
Malinowski, B.
Malinowski, B., 1884-1942
Malinowski, B. (Bronislaw), 1884-1942
Malinowski, Bronislas.
Malinowski, Bronislas, 1884-1942
Malinowski, Bronislaus, 1884-1942
Malinowski, Bronislaw.
Malinowski, Bronisław 1884-1942
Malinowski, Bronislaw Kaspar
Malinowski, Bronisław Kaspar, 1884-1942
Malinowski, Bronisław Kasper.
Malinowsky, Bronislaus 1884-1942
Malinowsky, Bronislaw 1884-1942
Малиновский, Бронислав, 1884-1942
מלינובסקי, ברוניסלב, 1884-1942
マリノウスキー, B
マリノフスキー, B
马林诺夫斯基, 1884-1942
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German (5)
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