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5/6/09 Malinowski’s Famous General Introduction to Begins with depicting the often common culture shock, “feeling of hopelessness” Defines the reasons for ethnographic
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5/6/09 The Kula District
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5/6/09 The Kula- Trobriand Islanders Economic Patterns Exchange of wealth and utilities Defined by partnerships that bind thousands Number of partners varies with rank & position (higher rank greater obligation to share) Generosity is the essence of goodness*
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5/6/09 Vaygu’a Soulava- long necklace with red shells, passes clockwise around Kula district Mwali-bracelets of white shells, pass counter-clockwise around district Kula Ring- exchanges are cover for people to engage in total system
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5/6/09 Chapter 6: Launching of the Canoe tasasoria festivities- ceremonial launching & trial run Sagali- ceremonial distribution of food
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5/6/09 List of Gifts, Payments, & Commercial Transactions 1. Pure gifts 2. Customary payments, re-paid irregularly, w/o strict equivalence
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ANTH 001 taught by Professor Shafferscottc during the Fall '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Argonauts_Presentation_final - Malinowski's Famous General...

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