This book contains three prolific essays by the world renown polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. First published in 1926, Magic, Science and Religion provides its readers with a seminal collection of texts exploring the concepts of magic, religion, science, rite and myth, detailing how they interlink to offer exciting and informative insights into the Trobrianders of New Guinea. A must-have for any students of anthropology and collectors of Malinowski’s work, we are republishing this classic work with a new introductory biography of the author.
The book was published posthumously in 1944 and represents both a reevaluation and summing up of Malinowski's functional theory of culture. Polish born Bronislaw Malinowski is credited as one of the world’s greatest anthropologists, renowned for marrying the living realities of human life with the cold calculations of science. A necessary addition to the bookshelf of any collector of Malinowski’s work or student of anthropology, this classic volume is republished now with a introductory biography of the author.
Freedom and Civilization is Malinowski's final expression of his beliefs and conclusions regarding war, totalitarianism and the future of humanity. Published posthumously. First attempting to define Freedom, he proceeds to analyse its history, out of the beginnings of culture, he traces its growth in early education, and progress to the point where organisation becomes an instrument of Freedom. This early work by Bronislaw Malinowski was originally published in 1947 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.
In this book Malinowski analyses beliefs, ideas, and sentiments in accordance to social organisation. Born in 1884 in Poland, Bronisław Kasper Malinowski is hailed as one of the most influential anthropologists of the 20th century, as well as an important ethnographer and sociologist. Other seminal work by this author include: The family among the Australian Aborigines: a sociological study (1913) and Sex and Repression in Savage Society (1913). A must have for any collector of Malinowski, We are republishing this classic work with a new introductory biography. Originally published in 1927.