By Bronislaw Malinowski

Bronislaw Malinowski had a expertise for bringing jointly in unmarried comprehension the nice and cozy fact of human dwelling with the cool abstractions of technology. His pages became a nearly necessary hyperlink among the understanding of “exotic” and distant humans and theoretical wisdom approximately humankind. This vintage volume—originally released in 1922—can be thought of the founding rfile of financial anthropology, and is still the simplest one to learn. It emphasizes the good value of “primitive” economics via singling out the amazing trade procedure of the Trobriand Islands for targeted attention. even if the most topic is monetary, consistent reference is made to social association, lifestyles and that means, the facility of magic, and mythology and folklore. Following Malinowski, we're quickly “paddling at the lagoon, staring at the natives lower than the blazing sunlight at their backyard paintings, following them during the patches of jungle. And at the winding shores and reefs, we will find out about their life.” The existence we find out about is either Trobriand existence in New Guinea in addition to lifetime of universal humanity. for almost thirty years, Waveland Press has made Malinowski’s most famed ethnography on hand for modern day scholars and readers at an inexpensive fee. either the present print model and the e-book were tremendously enriched through eighty digitally superior old photos and maps.

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