The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia

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Psychology Press, Nov 1, 2001 - Social Science - 560 pages
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This volume provides an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the people of the Trobriand Islands.
  

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An early anthropological view of how relationships develop among the Trobriand people and why they exist. Recommended for those interested in looking at themselves through a fun mirror. Read full review

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fantastic view of a society vanished just after the writing of the book. Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD TO THE THIRD EDITION
xix
FOREWORD TO THE FIRST EDITION
xlv
XIII
xlviii
OHAR
1
Monrue or
2
Causum or SEXUAL Armannous
3
Monmrv m SPucn AND BmlAvloun
4
ExoeAm Arm nn Pnomarrrou or Incasr
5
PRENUPTIAL INTERCOURSE
44
AGE DIVISIONS
51
THE AMOROUS LIFE OF ADOLESCENGE
59
THE AvENUEs T0 MARRIAGE
66
THE CONSENT OF THE WIFEE FAMILY
76
MARRIAGE
93
DIvORcE AND THE DISSOLUTION
121
z DEATH AND THE BEREAVED
126

Tan Susanna TAaoo A SAVAGE MYTH 0F INCESI
6
THE STATUS OE WOMAN IN NATIVE
24
THE PRIVILEGES AND BURDENS OE RANK
35
THE MAGIC OF LOVE AND BEAUTY
38
THE IDEOLOGY 0F MOURNING
137
s 907 saww
290
371
381
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About the author (2001)

Bronislaw Malinowski, a Polish-born British anthropologist, was a major force in transforming nineteenth-century speculative anthropology into an observation-based science of humanity. His major interest was in the study of culture as a universal phenomenon and in the development of fieldwork techniques that would both describe one culture adequately and, at the same, time make systematic cross-cultural comparisons possible. He is considered to be the founder of the functional approach in the social sciences which involves studying not just what a cultural trait appears to be, but what it actually does for the functioning of society. Although he carried out extensive fieldwork in a number of cultures, he is most famous for his research among the Trobrianders, who live on a small island off the coast of New Guinea.