The Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1988 - Social Science - 184 pages
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This re-examination of the Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea, the people described in Malinowski’s classic ethnographic work of the early 20th century, provides a balanced view of the society from a male and female perspective, including coverage of new discoveries about the importance of woman’s work and wealth in the society.

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User Review  - Allison West - Goodreads

I read this for class and I thought it was going to be very, very dull, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it rather interesting especially when it is paired with the film which allows you to better imagine these interesting and complex people. Read full review

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User Review  - Regina Andreassen - Goodreads

I am an anthropologist and a sociologist, and I read this book right in the beginning of my degree. I enjoyed it. I thought that although the writing was simple, the book was quite revealing, concise ... Read full review


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Annette B. Weiner is Kriser Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. She currently serves as President of the American Anthropological Association.

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