Trobriand Islands


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Trobriand Islands

(trō`brēănd', trō'brēănd`), small volcanic island group off SE New Guinea, part of Papua New Guinea. Kiriwana is the largest of the group's 22 islands. Yams, pearl shell, and trepang are the major products. The islands were made famous in the writings of anthropologist Bronislaw MalinowskiMalinowski, Bronislaw
, 1884–1942, English anthropologist, b. Poland, Ph.D. Univ. of Kraków, 1908. Working in the field of cultural anthropology, he gained renown through his studies (1914–18) of the indigenous peoples of the Trobriand Islands off New Guinea.
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Lepani's analysis not only highlights the way in which Trobriand Islands women are able to actively position and reposition themselves socially across the life course as expressions of 'situated agency'.
Building these structures required considerable effort and social networking as even in the Trobriand Islands they included stone slabs quarried on Woodlark Island (Austen 1939/40; Egloff 1979: 107; Bickler 2006).
Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia: An Ethnographic Account of Courtship, Marriage and Family Life Among the Natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea.
1) with observation and collecting records from Samarai Island, Milne Bay (vicinity of Alotau and Sullivan Patches), vicinity of Harvey Bay (Oro Province), and the Trobriand Islands.
Like Malinowski's unforeseen internship in the Trobriand Islands during World War I, Leach's military service in Burma during World War II inadvertently facilitated his breaking loose from the anthropological model of intensive fieldwork in a single community, with limited generalization to larger social units.
Bronislaw Malinowski, Coral Gardens and Their Magic: A Study of the Methods of Tilling the Soil and of Agricultural Rites in the Trobriand Islands (New York, 1935).
The Thurmans, a bunch of type-A overachievers, certainly are out of their element on one of the Trobriand Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea, where the pace is much slower and there is no electricity or running water.
The sexual life of savages in northwestern Melanesia; an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea.
He has done research in the Trobriand Islands and Kiribati, among the Maasai of Tanzania, and among homeless women in Chicago, where he has taught since 1984.
Crime and Custom in Savage Society, Bronislaw Malinowski's seminal work of legal anthropology, published in 1926, describes the early twentieth century legal culture of the Trobriand Islands in Melanesia.
AUTHOR & Sex YEAR ARTICLE PHOTOS PHOTOGRAPHER Kirk M/M 1972 Head-hunters in Today's World: 27 The Asmat of New Guinea Kirk M/M 1973 Change Ripples New Guinea's 20 Sepik River Gillison & F/M 1977 Fertility Rites and Sorcery 18 Gillison in a New Guinea village Gordon & M/M 1982 Nation in the Making: Papua 6 Austen New Guinea Leydet & F/M 1982 Journey Through Time: Papua 19 Austen New Guinea Gillison & F/M 1983 Living Theater in New 14 Gillison Guinea's Highlands Hapgood & M/M 1989 The Quest for Oil 6 Steinmetz Theroux & M/M 1992 Under the spell of the 15 Essick Trobriand Islands O'Neill & M/M 1996 Irian Jaya: Indonesia's 12 Steinmetz M/M Wild Side Steinmetz M/M 1996 Irian Jaya's People of the 9 Trees 7M/3F, 146 10M/0F
No thesps stand out in the middling ensemble job, the sexual politics are old had, and even pretty pictures of the Trobriand Islands aren't memorable.