Bronisław Malinowski

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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…

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    Chapter 1 provides a definition and discussion of participate observation. This chapter explores the research method of participate observation, which involves a researcher who is interested in a certain group of people taking part in their daily activities, rituals and events in order to gain a holistic understanding of their life and culture. The chapter mentions that Malinowski is responsible for developing the method of participate observation. Although some anthropologist such as Tedlock…

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    Fieldwork In Anthropology

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    cumulative growth. Since the 1960s fieldwork is more commonly undertaking in a researchers own or neighbouring society, ‘since we can explore the anthropological problems anywhere we might as well go to places where it is comfortable to spend some time.’ (Firth, 1989). As Evans-Pritchard suggests anthropologist’s fieldwork should be ‘doubly marginal’ that is, suspended between one’s own society and that which is under research. It is unnecessary to now begin from scratch but today…

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    Ethnography is one of several unique methods of studying culture, in which anthropologists analyze a culture’s intricacies. Likewise, ethnography refers to the approach an anthropologist takes when writing about a culture (Lassiter, 71). The development of ethnography is attributed to British anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. Malinowski was an advocate for participant-observation, in which the ethnographer immerses themselves into the culture for a long period of time, in the hopes of gaining…

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    2012 pp.27). For this to happen one of the most vital preparations is to learn the language of the chosen location so that you can communicate with locals. MacClancy did this when he visited the Mediterranean due to advice from a senior academic who told him not to have an English girlfriend with him which led to learning the language quicker and he also learnt more about the local ways from the women there (MacClancy,1988 pp.239). Due to the amount of data collected by anthropologists,…

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    Relationships, social networking, social media, society, all terms that imply cooperation, and a willingness engage with other people. Several researchers across multiple disciplines have studied these interactions and proceedings. Some looking to gain insight into why social interactions take place, and why relationships exist. Others seeking to explain that only certain types of interactions have value and what those values are. However, no single discipline focuses solely on cooperation,…

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    1) The Austronesian languages are spoken throughout Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the islands of the Pacific Ocean. I believe the language started to spread in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and the Philippians and made its way to Madagascar. Because most of these countries are islands the language would have distributed by traveling, trading, and immigrating 2) Participant observation has both its pros and cons. One of the strengths of this approach is that the researcher who does the…

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    Anthropologist’s ongoing determination towards fieldwork enhances their way of learning another culture while obtaining the native’s point of view. This term coined by Malinowski mirrors an emic perspective like the article. The context of going native for users and designers shown in the article eliminates boundaries progressively. To situate oneself in the ways of ethnographic research, one must carefully observe those you are studying. As stated in the article ethnography is conceived as, “a…

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    Raymond Carver is best known for his work as a short story writer, he started the minimalist movement, releasing popular collections of short stories like "Cathedral", the Pulitzer Prize nominated "Where I 'm Calling From" that came out shortly before Carver 's death, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love", & "Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?". Carver helped bring life back to short stories at a time when they were thought to be going away. He was born on May 25, 1938 in the state of…

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    Magical realism is “… characterized by the matter-of-fact inclusions of fantastic or mythical elements into apparently realistic fiction” (Edison). Characteristics of this genre include plentitude, hybridity, metafiction, and an unreliable narrator. A story that shows magical realism is “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” by Gabriel García Márquez. Márquez is recognized as one of the best authors who combines reality with fantasy: “… García Márquez, combining radically different realities, what…

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