Malinowski as ancestor

Date

2020

Authors

Merlan, Francesca

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University of Cambridge

Abstract

Jarillo et al. present evidence showing that Trobrianders today do not espouse rebirth, contrary to Trobriand views as described by Malinowski. Closer attention to Malinowski, however, shows that Jarillo et al.’s reading of him does not take account of a suggestive theoretical and anthropological framework concerning ideological variability and susceptibility to change which he was attempting to develop.

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Keywords

rebirth, Trobriands, Malinowski, baloma (spirits of the dead), ideological variability, socio-cultural change

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Source

HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory

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Journal article

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Open Access

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CC BY-NC 4.0

DOI

10.1086/709524

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