Trobriander's Of Papua New Guinea Summary

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In “The Trobriander’s of Papua New Guinea” by Annette B. Weinter was about the historically against the framework of the seminal anthropological studies of Malinowski who study the Trobriander’s sixty years before Annette B. Weiner. The author realized that Malinowski annoyed or never considered significance in the matrilineal society of women own wealth since he didn’t investigate women productive by only focus on the male wealth. Therefore, the author study both Trobriand women and men from their matrilineal descent emerged, kinship that form the chiefly power and focused on women productive work, how they distributed their wealth which was bundles of banana exchanged with other women after the death of their husband. However, Malinowski noted that the high status of Trobriand …show more content…
In Kula ring, there are participant that are linked to two partners with one of the partner having a necklace to trade for an armband and one with an armband to trade for a necklace but they trade for equivalent value. Therefore, with the Kula ring it helps to links more than a dozen islands that surround Papua New Guinea. For example, on page 141 “Individual partners constitute a “path” (keda) along which ideally particular shells are passed from one partner to another. Men from one village or several nearby villages join together under the leadership of a chief or hamlet leader to sail to another island, where they meet their Kula partners who are resident there. A few months earlier, these partners sailed to another island, where they brought back their Kula shells from their partners in residence on that island.” Understand the Trobriander’s economic side of the culture can help us to understand how the traditional Kula exchange, yams, skirt, and bundles can show us how some individuals when from tradition economic to modern

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