Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. Myth in primitive psychology

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Title: Myth in primitive psychology

Published By: New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1926. 94 p.

By line: [by] Bronislaw Malinowski

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

Culture: Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Mythology (773);

Abstract: 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.

Document Number: 12

Document ID: ol06-012

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1914-1920

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Arthur Fields

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Trobriand Islanders


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