Appendix 5 - Kaytubutabu Magic

Appendix 5 - Kaytubutabu Magic

in Bronislaw Malinowski Papers (Yale), of Yale University. Sterling Memorial Library. Manuscripts and Archives (Papers relating to Malinowski's studies of the Trobriands Islands, Field material, gardens (2)) (New Haven, CT) (1925) , 5 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Five typewritten pages supporting a work on the magic of the Trobriand Islanders concern a type of magic having to do with the growth and protection of coconuts and betel nuts. The First page, written in indigenous language with simultaneous English transliteration, contains the text of such a magic spell, apparently guarding coconuts from insect pests. The second page contains notes on the spell's performance, and continues to the end of the document with Malinowski's linguistic analysis. The final page is numbered 9 and incomplete; Pages numbered 5 through 8 are missing from the document. A note written in red pencil at the top of the first page reads, 'Incorporated already into Mag For!'
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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, Coconuts, Magic, Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, Trobriand Islanders
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural

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