Harwood (1976) has usefully compared the oral traditions of the Zuni people of North America with Malinowski's Trobriand
This conclusion is supported by more recent research in the Trobriands
by Jerry Leach (quoted in Glass 1986:47).
In the Trobriands
, the ranking matrilineal subclan of Tabalu, having itself usurped the original chiefs, spread its domination over earth-sprung village peoples through the out-marriage of important women with local headmen (Malinowski 1948).
Compared with Trobriands
(Mosko 1995) and also numerous Micronesian cases such as Truk, Yap, Ponape and the Marshall Islands (Hage and Harary 1996; Mosko 1998), the paternal/fraternal organisation of the Amis also played the role of fathers for the community as a whole.
The four papers by Verena Keck, Katherine Lepani, Charles Wilde and Alison Dundon, examine understandings and experiences of HIV/AIDS from the perspective of, respectively, the Yupno of the Finisterre Range in the Provinces of Morobe and Madang, the Trobriand
Islanders of Milne Bay Province, and the Gogodala of Western Province, particularly those in Balimo and surrounding villages.
THE PRESENCE OF HIV IN THE TROBRIANDS
When we got the awareness, we are all afraid of AIDS, so we are asking, do you have any ideas to help us see this thing, to help us with our feeling about AIDS, to help us understand about AIDS so we won't be afraid?
Katherine Lepani's wonderfully reflexive discussion of sovasova in the Trobriand
islands recalls what medical anthropologists used to call 'culture-bound illnesses' and is linked with early works of Paul Farmer in that the residents of the Haitian village in which Farmer worked (Do Kay--a pseudonym) attempted to 'fit' this new thing--SIDA--into preexisting ethnomedical schema.
From Muyuw to the Trobriands
: Transformations Along the Northern Side of the Kula Ring.
Bronislaw Malinowski's analysis of Trobriands
Andrew Connelly focuses on the Trobriand
Islands; he argues that the positive interactions between British New Guinea Administrator William MacGregor and local intermediaries shaped European understandings of the Trobriands
for almost a century.
In Fortune's own words: "My Dobuan friends warned me not to mention the matter in the Trobriands
before I went there.