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Norick, Frank Albert
An analysis of the material culture of the Trobriand Islands
based upon the collection of Bronislaw Malinowski
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International.
c1976, 1992 copy. [iv], xxii, 553 leaves ill.
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[by] Frank Albert Norick
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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Organization and analysis of results of research (128);
Fishing gear (227);
General tools (412);
Decorative art (531);
Representative art (532);
Musical instruments (534);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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
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Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of California, Berkeley,
1976 Bibliography: leaves 544-553
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Papua New Guinea
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