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An analysis of the material culture of the Trobriand Islands based upon the collection of Bronislaw Malinowski

University Microfilms InternationalAnn Arbor, Mich. • Published In 1992 • Pages:

By: Norick, Frank Albert.

Abstract
In this dissertation, Norick's original intent was to round-out Malinowski's classic study on the Trobriand Islands by an analysis of the artifacts that Malinowski collected during 1914-1918, and to show the relationship of these artifacts to other aspects of Trobriand culture and society (p. 11). This task proved more challenging than the author anticipated. Despite many handicaps Norick has prepared an excellent overview of Trobriand material culture. The text analyzes the specimens according to use, classifying the items under the rubrics of stone technology, objects of multiple utility, garden and woodworking implements, domestic implements, weapons, canoes and canoe parts, fishing gear, secular dress, acoutrements and ornaments, items used with stimulents and narcotics, ritual objects, musical instruments, and novelties for sale to tourists. The major portion of this work consists of plates, which, because of their poor quality, were not indexed.
Subjects
Organization and analysis of results of research
Fishing
Fishing gear
Weapons
General tools
Utensils
Ornament
Boats
Decorative art
Representative art
Musical instruments
culture
Trobriands
HRAF PubDate
1995
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Melanesia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
4: Excellent Secondary Data
Analyst
John Beierle
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Papua New Guinea
Notes
[by] Frank Albert Norick
Bibliography: leaves 544-553
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of California, Berkeley, 1976
LCSH
Trobriand Islanders