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Coral Gardens and Their Magic - A Study of the Methods of by Bronislaw

By Bronislaw

The Trobriand Islands are a 450-square-kilometre archipelago of coral atolls off the east coast of recent Guinea. they're a part of the country of Papua New Guinea and are in Milne Bay Province. lots of the inhabitants of 12,000 indigenous population survive the most island of Kiriwina, that is additionally the site of the govt station, Losuia. different significant islands within the staff are Kaileuna, Vakuta, and Kitava. the gang is taken into account to be a tremendous tropical rainforest ecoregion short of conservation.

This e-book concentrates at the cultivation practices the Trobriand Islanders used to develop yams, taro, bananas and arms. It describes the gardens during which the Trobrianders develop nutrition as greater than purely utilitarian areas, whilst artistic endeavors. In 1988 Alfred Gell referred to as the ebook "still the simplest account of any primitive technological-cum-magical procedure, and not likely ever to be outmoded during this respect".
This booklet has been defined as Malinowski's magnum opus.

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