Argonauts of the Western Pacific: An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea
First published in 1922, this classic text examines the extensive and complex trading system maintained by the Trobriand Islanders. While the main theme is economics and social organization, the power of magic, mythology and folklore are also examined.
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Review: Argonauts of the Western PacificUser Review - Lada - Goodreads
It is a really very good book for anyone who resarch into the meaning of stories, fairy tales and myths, and their capacity to strike the mind and remain stuck. About customs linked to these words. Gestures and words, sacrifices whose meanings hidden in rituals, aslibations Read full review
Review: Argonauts of the Western PacificUser Review - Anna Dal Pont - Goodreads
3.5 Revolutionary for its time, in the way it regarded the importance of the work "on the field" as well as the foundamental concept of laying down one's methods of research. It is in many ways outdated now, but can still definitely give several interesting sparks for reflection. Read full review