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Argonauts of The Western Pacific

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An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea with a Preface by Sir James George Frazer; 5 maps, 65 illustrations, and 2 figures. Seventh impression 1966, first published 1922. Blue cloth hard covers, excellent condition, blind stamped around the front board, bronze titles on the spine. Small owner name at the top of the first free endpaper. Binding is tight, text is clean and unmarked. Unclipped yellow dust jacket has a sunned spine, edge wear with chipping at the top and base of the spine; light surface soiling on the front and back.

This book is Malinowski's first and most celebrated Trobriand monograph, a richly-illustrated account of the ceremonial exchange of manufactured shell valuables through which the Trobriands are linked to other island groups of eastern New Guinea. A colourful scientific travelogue, it takes its readers on a canoe-borne voyage around the so-called Kula Ring of islands. The author's Introduction (which has been dubbed the Book of Genesis of the fieldworker's Bible) contains twenty-five of the most influential pages in the history of social anthropology.

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Added value:
Very good condition, classic anthropology
Author(s):
Malinowski, Bronislaw
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1966
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
527
Publisher:
Routledge & Kegan Paul

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An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea with a Preface by Sir James George Frazer; 5 maps, 65 illustrations, and 2 figures. Seventh impression 1966, first published 1922. Blue cloth hard covers, excellent condition, blind stamped around the front board, bronze titles on the spine. Small owner name at the top of the first free endpaper. Binding is tight, text is clean and unmarked. Unclipped yellow dust jacket has a sunned spine, edge wear with chipping at the top and base of the spine; light surface soiling on the front and back.

This book is Malinowski's first and most celebrated Trobriand monograph, a richly-illustrated account of the ceremonial exchange of manufactured shell valuables through which the Trobriands are linked to other island groups of eastern New Guinea. A colourful scientific travelogue, it takes its readers on a canoe-borne voyage around the so-called Kula Ring of islands. The author's Introduction (which has been dubbed the Book of Genesis of the fieldworker's Bible) contains twenty-five of the most influential pages in the history of social anthropology.

Added value:
Very good condition, classic anthropology
Author(s):
Malinowski, Bronislaw
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1966
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
527
Publisher:
Routledge & Kegan Paul

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