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Coral Gardens and Their Magic [PDF]

by Bronisław Malinowski
Most people think that Malinowski's masterpiece is "Argonauts of Southern Pacific", maybe because there were broad-audience strategies behind the account of Kula, the trade scheme of Trobrianders.

But few works of Anthropology are so well-done as "Coral Gardens". The two-volume ouvre deals with the relation of Trobrianders with soil, not from a single aspect — say, economic —, but from every facet of man/soil interaction: magic, poetry, art, economy, social relations, etc.

The descriptions (along with fantastic photos taken by Malinowski himself) are delightful, and sometimes I felt like characters of story (OK, it's not fiction) are just in front of me, and Trobriand was still there with its innocence and as a paradise for _primitive_ ethnographer.
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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
PublisherDover Publications
File size3.6 Mb
Release date 01.05.1978
Pages count1
Book rating4.45 (12 votes)
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1. Persia Emily | 07.09.2016 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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