Magic, Science, and Religion, and Other Essays

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Waveland Press, 1948 - Literary Collections - 274 pages
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This book presents essays by renowned anthropologist Malinowski, known for his talent to bring together the warm reality of human living with the cool abstractions of science. His pages have become an almost indispensable link between the knowing of exotic and remote people with theoretical knowledge about humankind. This collection offers readers a set of concepts about religion, magic, science, rite and myth in the course of forming vivid impressions and understandings of the Trobrianders of New Guinea.

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Contents

Magic Science and Religion
17
RATIONAL MASTERY BY MAN OF
25
LIFE DEATH AND DESTINY IN EARLY
36
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Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was one of the most important anthropologists of the twentieth century. He was known for his ethnographic work in the Trobriand Islands, which yielded material for such classic works as Argonauts of the Western Pacific, Sexual Life of Savages in Northwestern Melanesia, Coral Gardens and Their Magic, and Crime and Custom in Savage Society.

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