The sexual life of savages in north-western Melanesia
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The sexual life of savages in north-western Melanesia an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the natives of Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea by BronisЕ‚aw Malinowski

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Published by Halcyon House in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Family -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands,
  • Sex,
  • Primitive societies,
  • Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Bronislaw Malinowski, with a preface by the Havelock Ellis.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 603 p., [96] p. of plates :
Number of Pages603
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17793950M
OCLC/WorldCa14406924

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The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia is a book by anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. The work is his second in the trilogy on the Trobrianders, with the other two being Argonauts of the Western Pacific () and Coral Gardens and Their Magic ().   The 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 by Malinowski, Bronislaw, Pages: The Sexual Life of Savages. In the early s, anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski did his field work in the Trobriand Islands of the Western Pacific. After getting himself ashore, he dropped himself into their culture and begun having to /5. This is the sphere of the woman’s brother. By the brother’s inability to control or to approach, even as a distant spectator, the principal theme in a woman’s life — her sex — a wide breach is left in the system of matriliny. Through this breach the husband enters into the closed circle of family and household.

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