Sex and Repression in Savage Society
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By (author) Bronislaw Malinowski
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Sex and Repression in Savage Society by Bronislaw Malinowski
Book DescriptionDuring the First World War the pioneer anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski found himself stranded on the Trobriand Islands, off the eastern coast of New Guinea. By living among the people he studied there, speaking their language and participating in their activities, he invented what became known as 'participant-observation'. This new type of ethnographic study was to have a huge impact on the emerging discipline of anthropology. In Sex and Repression in Savage Society Malinowski applied his experiences on the Trobriand Islands to the study of sexuality, and the attendant issues of eroticism, obscenity, incest, oppression, power and parenthood. In so doing, he both utilized and challenged the psychoanalytical methods being popularized at the time in Europe by Freud and others. The result is a unique and brilliant book that, though revolutionary when first published, has since become a standard work on the psychology of sex.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415255547
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bronislaw Malinowski
Diary in the Strictest Sense of the Term, Paperback (October 2013)
This volume presents the diary of one of the great anthropologists at a crucial time in his career. Malinowski's major works grew out of his findings on field trips to New Guinea and North Melanesia from 1914-1918. His journals cover a considerable part of that period of pioneer research.
Story of a Marriage, Paperback (February 1995)» View all books by Bronislaw Malinowski
While much has been written about the work of Malinowski, little has been written his personal life. These letters, available for the first time offer an insight of the man not just as teacher and scientist but as a husband, father and friend.
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Author Biography - Bronislaw Malinowski
Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was a founder of modern social anthropology. He held the first chair in social anthropology at the London School of Economics from 1927. In 1938 he moved to the United States, where he taught at Yale and conducted field research in Mexico.
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