by Bronisław MalinowskiMost 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.
|Title||Coral Gardens and Their Magic|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|File size||3.6 Mb|
|Book rating||4.45 (12 votes)