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Young, Michael W. 1937-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 141 publications in 3 languages and 3,280 library holdings
Genres: Portraits  Biography  History  Folklore  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals  Directories  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction
Classifications: GN671.N5, 301.29953
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael W Young
The ethnography of Malinowski : the Trobriand Islands 1915-18 by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bronislaw Malinowski is one of the founding fathers of modern social anthropology and the innovator of the technique of prolonged and intensive fieldwork. His writings about the Trobriand Islands of Papua were in their time the most formative influence on the work of British social anthropologists and are of perennial interest and importance. They produced a revolution in the aims and field techniques of social anthropologists, and the method he created is that now normally used by anthropologists in the field. Malinowski's field material remains compulsory reading for students. First published in 1979, this book draws from the major monographs of Malinowski to compile a selection of his writings on the Trobriand Islanders. In presenting a concise Trobriand ethnography in one volume, Dr Young gives balanced coverage of economic life, kinship, marriage and land tenure, and to the system of ceremonial exchange known as the Kula. He also provides, in an introductory essay, a critical assessment of Malinowski the ethnographer, and gives a brief account of the Trobriands in a modern perspective."--Provided by publisher
Malinowski : odyssey of an anthropologist, 1884-1920 by Michael W Young( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was one of the most colourful and charismatic social scientists of the twentieth century. His contributions as a founding father of social anthropology and his complex personality earned him international notoriety and near-mythical status. This book presents a portrait of Malinowski's early life, from his birth in Cracow to his departure from Australia in 1920. By the age of 36, Malinowski had already created the innovative fieldwork methods and techniques that would secure his intellectual legacy." "Young draws on an array of primary documents, including Malinowski's letters and unpublished diaries and manuscripts, and presents new information on the anthropologist's personality, private life, and early career. He describes Malinowski's restless life of travel - some of it in the imaginary footsteps of his literary hero and compatriot, Joseph Conrad - from Cracow to the Mediterranean and the Canary Island, Leipzig, London, Warsaw, Zakopane, Ceylon, Australia, colonial Papua, and the Trobriand Islands. Young also explores Malinowski's complicated relationships with women and with some of the greatest scholars of his generation."--Jacket
Fighting with food; leadership, values and social control in a Massim society by Michael W Young( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malinowski's Kiriwina : fieldwork photography, 1915-1918 by Michael W Young( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 442 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
Magicians of manumanua : living myth in Kalauna by Michael W Young( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malinowski among the Magi : the natives of Mailu by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthropologist in Papua : the photography of F.E. Williams, 1922-39 by Michael W Young( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a pictorial celebration of the work of an ethnographer. F.E. Williams was one of the most talented and productive anthropologists of his generation. Australian-born and Oxford-trained, he spent twenty years - the entirety of his working career - as Government Anthropologist in the Australian Territory of Papua, then ruled by the 'benignly paternalistic' proconsul Sir Hubert Murray." "One of the aims of An Anthropologist in Papua is to document, through Williams' photographs and, wherever possible, through his words, the sheer variety of his ethnographic discoveries and fieldwork experiences. Some 235 images have been selected, about 200 of which appear in print for the first time." "An introductory essay provides the biographical, historical and anthropological contexts of Williams' ethnographic and photographic achievement. Such contexts are essential for a proper appreciation of his work: notably, the colonial milieu of Papua in the 1920s and 1930s; Williams' important relationship with Lieutenant Governor Murray (with whom he did not always see eye to eye); and his relationships with academic mentors such as Bronislaw Malinowski and R.R. Marett (who memorably said of Williams that he was 'a fine soldier who would make a grand explorer')."--Jacket
The natives of Mailu : Malinowski among the Magi by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminary results of the Robert Mond Research Work in British New Guinea
Fighting with food : Leadership, values and social control in a Massim society. With a forew. by W.E.H. Stanner by Michael W Young( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malinowski : odyssey of an anthropologist, 1881-1920 by Michael W Young( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ZX80-81 register : directory of dealers ...( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malinnuofusiji : yi wei ren lei xue jia de Aodesai, 1884-1920 by Michael W Young( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malinowski collected works. Malinowski among the Magi by Bronislaw Malinowski( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bronisław Malinowski : odyseja antropologa, 1884-1920 by Michael W Young( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best workmen in Papua : Goodenough Islanders and the labour trade, 1900-1960 by Michael W Young( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical analysis of ethnographic materials on the Jukun kingship by Michael W Young( )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frighting with food : leadership, values and social control in a Massim society by Michael W Young( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering Kastam in Bwaidoga : thesis submitted in the fulfiment of the requirements for the degree of master of arts in social anthropology by Nataša Gregorič Bon( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responses of plants and invertebrate trophic groups to contrasting herbicide regimes in the farm-scale evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops by C Hawes( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fighting with food; leadership, values and social control in a Massim societyMalinowski among the Magi : the natives of MailuAn anthropologist in Papua : the photography of F.E. Williams, 1922-39Malinowski : odyssey of an anthropologist, 1881-1920Collected worksMalinowski collected works. Malinowski among the Magi
Alternative Names
Young, M. W. 1937-

Young, Michael 1937-

Languages
English (112)

Polish (2)

Chinese (1)