Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942
Myth in primitive psychology
New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1926. 94 p.
[by] Bronislaw Malinowski
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 1995. Computer File
Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);
Malinowski examines the function of myth among the Trobrianders in this monograph. The role of myth in sanctioning the existing socio-political structure is discussed. The relationship of magic to insecurity is examined in detail. In short, Malinowski relates myth and magic to the social, political, and economic structure of the Trobriand Islands.
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Papua New Guinea