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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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

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

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Bronislaw Malinowski

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Gift giving (431);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ol06-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes index and bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1914-1920

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Eugene Lerner

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1914-1920

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Trobriand Islanders

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