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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942
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
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[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.
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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.
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Papua New Guinea
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