A Few Notes on the Kiriwinian Trading Expeditions - For the Hon. M. H. Moreton, [Resident Magistrate]

A Few Notes on the Kiriwinian Trading Expeditions - For the Hon. M. H. Moreton, [Resident Magistrate]

in Bronislaw Malinowski Papers (Yale), of Yale University. Sterling Memorial Library. Manuscripts and Archives (Papers relating to Malinowski's studies of the Trobriands Islands, Economy Part III: Work and wealth of the Trobriands) (New Haven, CT) (1918) , 5 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Four densely typed pages with torn corners contain a report on Kiriwinian trading expeditions to other Trobriand Islands and beyond, prepared for M.H. Moreton, Resident Magistrate of the South Eastern District, Papua, New Guinea. Malinowski offers a summary overview of the Kula trading cycle, noting that some voyages trade in usable goods and food, while others trade in symbolic wealth items. Described are: customs and practices of canoe preparation and launch; sailing; trading and relations with other villages; and departures and returns. The notes end with lists of trade items exported from and imported to Kiriwina. A title is handwritten on one corner of the back of the last page, such that it will be in the upper right corner when the entire package is folded.
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Copyright Message
Materials sourced from Yale University. Copyright © 2016 by Patrick Burke
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Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Bronisław Malinowski, 1884-1942
Warning: Contains explicit content
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Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural anthropology, Trade and commerce, Sailing, Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, Trobriand Islanders
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural

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