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Malinowski, Bronislaw 1884-1942

Works: 559 works in 3,104 publications in 18 languages and 44,334 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Portraits  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Anthropologists 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Speaker, Recipient, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Photographer, Creator, Correspondent, Translator
Classifications: GN671.N5, 572
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Most widely held works by Bronislaw Malinowski
Argonauts of the western Pacific; an account of native enterprise and adventure in the archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
209 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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 exchange - from gifts from father to son to swapping fish for yams - around which an entire community revolves. A classic of anthropology that did much to establish the primacy of painstaking fieldwork over the earlier anecdotal reports of travel writers, journalists and missionaries, it is a compelling insight into a world now largely lost from view. With a new foreword by Adam Kuper"--
Sex and repression in savage society by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
155 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,671 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
Magic, science and religion : and other essays by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
120 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents essays by renowned anthropologist Malinowski, known for his talent to bring together the warm reality of human living with the cool abstractions of science. His pages have become an almost indispensable link between the knowing of exotic and remote people with theoretical knowledge about humankind. This collection offers readers a set of concepts about religion, magic, science, rite and myth in the course of forming vivid impressions and understandings of the Trobrianders of New Guinea
Crime and custom in savage society by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
196 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume discusses aspects of small scale societies, including the study of the mental processes, as well as indigenous economics and law
A scientific theory of culture by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
137 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published, posthumously, this volume is both a summing up and a reformulation of Malinowski's functional theory of culture
The dynamics of culture change; an inquiry into race relations in Africa by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
94 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two brief passages on Australian natives
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 )
193 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,934 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 meaning of meaning; a study of the influence of language upon thought and of the science of symbolism by C. K Ogden( Book )
114 editions published between 1923 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,534 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 )
95 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concluding part of Coral Gardens and Their Magic provides a linguistic commentary to the ethnography on agriculture. Malinowski gives a full description of the language of the Trobrianders as an aspect of culture
Freedom and civilization by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
49 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex, culture, and myth by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
24 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The family among the Australian aborigines, a sociological study by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
37 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The father in primitive psychology by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
41 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume investigates ideas, beliefs and sentiments in relation to social organization
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 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myth in primitive psychology by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
47 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 734 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 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Malinowski in Mexico : the economics of a Mexican market system by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and Japanese and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Facing Mount Kenya : the tribal life of the Gikuyu by Jomo Kenyatta( Book )
35 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eminent scholar and nationalistic leader presents a study of African tribal life as represented in his own Kikuyu society
Malinowski's Kiriwina : fieldwork photography, 1915-1918 by Michael W Young( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 420 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
La sexualité et sa répression dans les sociétés primitives by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )
33 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in French and held by 273 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
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Malinowski, B. 1884-1942
Malinowski, B. (Bronislaw), 1884-1942.
Malinowski, Bronislas.
Malinowski Bronislas 1884-1942
Malinowski, Bronislaus 1884-1942
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Malinowski, Bronisław 1884-1942
Malinowski, Bronislaw Kaspar
Malinowski, Bronisław Kaspar 1884-1942
Malinowski, Bronisław Kasper.
Malinowsky, Bronislaus 1884-1942
Malinowsky Bronislaw 1884-1942
Mālīnufskī, Birānīslāv 1884-1942
Малиновский, Бронислав 1884-1942
מלינובסקי, ברוניסלב 1884-1942
مالينفسکي، برانيسلاو، 1884-1942
ブロニスラフ・マリノフスキー 1884-1942
マリノウスキー, B
マリノフスキー, B
マリノフスキー, ブロニスラフ 1884-1942
马林诺夫斯基 1884-1942
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