Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. Argonauts of the western Pacific: an account of native enterprise and adventure in the archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea

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Introduction The Subject, Method And Scope Of This Inquiry

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C Hapter I The Country And Inhabitants Of The Kula District

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C Hapter Ii The Natives Of The Trobriand Islands

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C Hapter Iii The Essentials Of The Kula

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C Hapter Iv Canoes And Sailing

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(a) Social Organisation Of Labour In Constructing A Canoe.

(1) The Sociological Differentiation Of Functions --

(2) The Magical Regulation Of Work .--

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(b) Sociology Of Canoe Ownership

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(3) The Social Division Of Functions In The Manning And Sailing Of The Canoe .

C Hapter V The Ceremonial Building Of A Waga

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C Hapter Vi Launching Of A Canoe And Ceremonial Visiting--tribal Economics In The Trobriands

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C Hapter Vii The Departure Of An Overseas Expedition

C Hapter Viii The First Halt Of The Fleet On Muwa

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C Hapter Ix Sailing On The Sea-arm Of Pilolu

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C Hapter X The Story Of Shipwreck

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C Hapter Xi In The Amphletts--sociology Of The Kula

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C Hapter Xii In Tewara And Sanaroa--mythology Of The Kula

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C Hapter Xiii On The Beach Of Sarubwoyna

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C Hapter Xiv The Kula In Dobu--technicalities Of The Exchange

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C Hapter Xv The Journey Home--the Fishing And Working Of The Kaloma Shell

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C Hapter Xvi The Return Visit Of The Dobuans To Sinaketa

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C Hapter Xvii Magic And The Kula

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C Apter Xviii The Power Of Words In Magic--some Linguistic Data

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C Hapter Xix The Inland Kula

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C Hapter Xx Expeditions Between Kiriwina And Kitava

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C Hapter Xxi The Remaining Branches And Offshoots Of The Kula

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C Hapter Xxii The Meaning Of The Kula

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Title: Argonauts of the western Pacific: an account of native enterprise and adventure in the archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea

Published By: London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1922. xxv, 526 p., plates: ill., maps

By line: [by] Bronislaw Malinowski

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Gift giving (431);

Abstract: The Kula, a system of ceremonial exchange in the Massim region of Papua New Guinea, is the subject of this monograph. Malinowski describes the ethnography of the entire Massim region (of which the Trobriands are only a part), religion and magic in the Trobriands (especially in connection with the Kula), precise rules and aspects of the Kula, construction and navigation of different types of canoes, different kinds of Kula expeditions, mythology of the Kula, the articles used in the Kula exchange, and linguistic aspects of Kula magic.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: ol06-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes index and bibliographical references

Field Date: 1914-1920

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Eugene Lerner

Coverage Date: 1914-1920

Coverage Place: Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Trobriand Islanders

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