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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942
Myth in primitive psychology
Published By: Original publisher
New York: W. W. Norton & Co.. 1926. 94 p.
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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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Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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
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