Bronisław Malinowski

Bronisław Malinowski Bronisław Kasper Malinowski (; 7 April 1884 – 16 May 1942) was an anthropologist whose writings on ethnography, social theory, and field research were a lasting influence on the discipline of anthropology.

From 1910, Malinowski studied exchange and economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) under Charles Gabriel Seligman and Edvard Alexander Westermarck, analysing patterns of exchange in Aboriginal Australia through ethnographic documents. In 1914, he was given a chance to travel to New Guinea accompanying anthropologist Robert Ranulph Marett, but as World War I broke out and Malinowski was an Austrian subject, and thereby an enemy of the British commonwealth, he was unable to travel back to England. The Australian government nonetheless provided him with permission and funds to undertake ethnographic work within their territories and Malinowski chose to go to the Trobriand Islands, in Melanesia where he stayed for several years, studying the indigenous culture. Upon his return to England after the war, he published his main work ''Argonauts of the Western Pacific'' (1922), which established him as one of the most important anthropologists in Europe of that time. He took posts as lecturer and later as a chair in anthropology at the LSE, attracting large numbers of students and exerting great influence on the development of British social anthropology. Among his students in this period were such prominent anthropologists as Raymond Firth, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Hortense Powdermaker, Edmund Leach, Audrey Richards and Meyer Fortes. From 1933 he visited several American universities, and when World War II began, he decided to stay there, taking an appointment at Yale University.

His ethnography of the Trobriand Islands described the complex institution of the Kula ring and became foundational for subsequent theories of reciprocity and exchange. He was also widely regarded as an eminent fieldworker and his texts regarding the anthropological field methods were foundational to early anthropology, for example coining the term participatory observation. His approach to social theory was a brand of psychological functionalism emphasising how social and cultural institutions serve basic human needs, a perspective opposed to A. R. Radcliffe-Brown's structural functionalism that emphasised the ways in which social institutions function in relation to society as a whole. Provided by Wikipedia
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Diario de campo en Melanesia
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Malinowski, Bronislaw
Published 1989
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by Malinowski, Bronislaw
Published 1967
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A scientific theory of culture and other essays
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Malinowski, Bronislaw
Published 1944
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by Malinowski, Bronislaw
Published 1963
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¿Que es la naturaleza humana?
Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño
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by Malinowski, Bronislaw
Published 1948
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Published 1946
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Magia, ciencia y religión
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Crimen y costumbre en la sociedad salvaje
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Magia, ciencia y religión
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Sexo y represión en la sociedad primitiva
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Crimen y costumbre en la sociedad salvaje
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