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His father was a professor, and his mother was the daughter of a landowning family. As a child he was frail, often suffering from ill health, yet he excelled academically. Seligman and Edvard Westermarck. Career[ edit ] In , he travelled to Papua in what would later become Papua New Guinea , where he conducted fieldwork at Mailu Island and then, more famously, in the Trobriand Islands.
The ethnographic collection he made on the Trobriand Islands is now held by the British Museum. Malinowski was not allowed to return to Europe from the British-controlled region because, though Polish by ethnicity, he was a subject of Austria-Hungary.
Australian authorities gave him the opportunity of conducting research in Melanesia, an opportunity he happily embraced. It was during this period that he conducted his fieldwork on the Kula ring and advanced the practice of participant observation , which remains the hallmark of ethnographic research today. In , he earned a doctorate of science in anthropology and was teaching at the London School of Economics.
That year his book Argonauts of the Western Pacific was published. It was widely regarded as a masterpiece, and Malinowski became one of the best-known anthropologists in the world. He became a British citizen in He took up a position at Yale University , where he remained until his death. Death[ edit ] Malinowski died on 16 May , aged 58, of a heart attack while preparing to conduct summer fieldwork in Oaxaca , Mexico.
He is often referred to as the first researcher to bring anthropology "off the verandah" a phrase that is also the name of a documentary about his work ,  that is, experiencing the everyday life of his subjects along with them. However, in reference to the Kula ring , Malinowski also stated, in the same edition, pp. They have no knowledge of the total outline of any of their social structure. They know their own motives, know the purpose of individual actions and the rules which apply to them, but how, out of these, the whole collective institution shapes, this is beyond their mental range.
Not even the most intelligent native has any clear idea of the Kula as a big, organised social construction, still less of its sociological function and implications The integration of all the details observed, the achievement of a sociological synthesis of all the various, relevant symptoms, is the task of the Ethnographer Malinowski with natives, Trobriand Islands , In these two passages, Malinowski anticipated the distinction between description and analysis, and between the views of actors and analysts.
This distinction continues to inform anthropological method and theory. Malinowski originated the school of social anthropology known as functionalism. He reasoned that when the needs of individuals, who comprise society, are met, then the needs of society are met.
He initiated a cross-cultural approach in Sex and Repression in Savage Society where he demonstrated that specific psychological complexes are not universal. Malinowski likewise influenced the course of African history, serving as an academic mentor to Jomo Kenyatta , the father and first president of modern-day Kenya.
The Kulurami tribe in Africa also caught his attention. Many anthropologists felt that the publication of the diary—which Raymond Firth describes as "this revealing, egocentric, obsessional document"—was a profound disservice to the memory of one of the giant figures in the history of anthropology. He kept it, he said, "as a means of self-analysis.
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In , 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 , 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. From 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.
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