Bronisław Malinowski

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Bronislaw Malinowski, c1930

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


  • Ethnology or Anthropology, the science of Man, must not shun him in his innermost self, in his instinctive and emotional life.
    • Argonauts of the Western Pacific (1922)

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  • Although hardly of central importance, the biographies of Boas and Malinowski may shed a little light on their unorthodox approaches to cultural variation. As indicated above, both men spent most of their adult life abroad; the German Boas in the USA, the Pole Malinowski in England. One may wonder if the uprootedness and alienation they must have felt, both in relation to their native countries and towards their adopted ones, could not have been a valuable resource when they set out to develop their new science.

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