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'.
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.
Information on the stone monuments on the various Trobriand Islands has been collected throughout the twentieth century.
IN the Trobriand islands off Papua New Guinea, sexual foreplay consists of biting off your lover's eyelashes.
TROBRIAND ISLANDS KISS: This is the most bizarre kiss favoured by natives in the South Pacific.
Theroux starts in the Trobriand Islands, waving his sociological bible, Malinowski's The Sexual Life of Savages.
The Trobriand Islands can be seen from the shore on clear days.
A product of interviews and close work with several villages in the Trobriand Islands over the course of several years, this book explores the impact of HIV/AIDS on the matrilineal Trobriand people, whose traditional culture includes sexual practices which directly contrast and work against HIV prevention methods.
We also spend three days on Kiriwina Island, which is part of the Trobriand Islands.
Malinowski (1922) reported migrations from the Trobriand islands to Dobu near Eastern New Guinea (with distances d of up to 150 km), as well as frequent migrations within the Trobriands (d [less than or equal to] 60 km) and from the Marshall-Bennets into the Trobriands (d [approximately equal to] 100 km).
In it, he promises that students will demonstrate how to perform ``today's trendiest kisses,'' including the Upside-Down Kiss, the Lip-O-Suction Kiss and the Trobriand Islands Kiss.
My attempt to examine this question about gendered forms of relational personhood and, more pointedly, assertions and acts of individual autonomy draws on my ethnographic research in the matrilineal Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) (Lepani 2012).