A Diary In The Strict Sense Of The Term

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Author: Bronislaw Malinowski
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804717076
Size: 30.81 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 315
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A Diary In The Strict Sense Of The Term

by Bronislaw Malinowski, A Diary In The Strict Sense Of The Term Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Diary In The Strict Sense Of The Term book, When it was first published (in 1967, posthumously), Bronislaw Malinowski's diary, covering the period of his fieldwork in 1914-1915 and 1917-1918 in New Guinea and the Trobriand Islands, set off a storm of controversy. Many anthropologists felt that the publication of the diary—which Raymond Firth describes as "this revealing, egocentric, obsessional document"—was a profound disservice to the memory of one of the giant figures in the history of anthropology. Almost certainly never intended to be published, Malinowski's diary was intensely personal and brutally honest. He kept it, he said, "as a means of self-analysis." Reviews ranged from "it is to the discredit of all concerned that the diary has now been committed to print" to "fascinating reading." Twenty years have passed, and Raymond Firth suggests that the book has moved over to a more central place in the literature of anthropological reflection. In 1967, Clifford Geertz felt that the "gross, tiresome" diary revealed Malinowski as "a crabbed, self-preoccupied, hypochondriacal narcissist, whose fellow-feeling for the people he lived with was limited in the extreme." But in 1988, Geertz referred to the diary as a "backstage masterpiece of anthropology, our The Double Helix." Similarly in 1987, James Clifford called it "a crucial document for the history of anthropology."



A Diary In The Strictest Sense Of The Term

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Author: Bronislaw Malinowski
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ISBN: 9780415869300
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Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 344
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A Diary In The Strictest Sense Of The Term

by Bronislaw Malinowski, A Diary In The Strictest Sense Of The Term Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Diary In The Strictest Sense Of The Term book, The 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. The diary contains observations of native life and customs and vivid descriptions of landscapes. Many entries reveal his approach to his work and the sources of his thought. In his introduction, Raymond Firth discusses the significance of the notebooks which formed the basis for this volume. First published in 1967.



A Diary In The Strict Sense Of The Term

A Diary in the Strict Sense of the Term PDF
Author: Bronislaw Malinowski
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ISBN: 9780804717069
Size: 16.11 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 315
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A Diary In The Strict Sense Of The Term

by Bronislaw Malinowski, A Diary In The Strict Sense Of The Term Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Diary In The Strict Sense Of The Term book, When it was first published (in 1967, posthumously), Bronislaw Malinowski's diary, covering the period of his fieldwork in 1914-1915 and 1917-1918 in New Guinea and the Trobriand Islands, set off a storm of controversy. Many anthropologists felt that the publication of the diary--which Raymond Firth describes as "this revealing, egocentric, obsessional document"--was a profound disservice to the memory of one of the giant figures in the history of anthropology. Almost certainly never intended to be published, Malinowski's diary was intensely personal and brutally honest. He kept it, he said, "as a means of self-analysis." Reviews ranged from "it is to the discredit of all concerned that the diary has now been committed to print" to "fascinating reading." Twenty years have passed, and Raymond Firth suggests that the book has moved over to a more central place in the literature of anthropological reflection. In 1967, Clifford Geertz felt that the "gross, tiresome" diary revealed Malinowski as "a crabbed, self-preoccupied, hypochondriacal narcissist, whose fellow-feeling for the people he lived with was limited in the extreme." But in 1988, Geertz referred to the diary as a "backstage masterpiece of anthropology, our "The Double Helix."" Similarly in 1987, James Clifford called it "a crucial document for the history of anthropology."