As the cultural lag, or decalage, between you and your friend piles up, you wonder if your experience of the film's humor would be any different with a Trobriand Islander
Operating mostly in the Solomon Islands, in particular the New Georgia group, the Sladen Trust Expedition took place between two well-known anthropological endeavours to the Pacific: The Torres Strait Expedition (of which Rivers was a participant) and Bronislaw Malinowski's path-breaking long-term residence among the Trobriand Islanders
A grounding in industrial sociology--from the study of the collective behavior of Trobriand Islanders
to the beginning of the social media aspects of Internet usage--led me to explore many aspects of diverse wants and needs, viewed in past, present, and future time frames.
Described as "one of the classics of modern anthropology," the argument builds upon his ethnographic analysis of the Trobriand Islanders
of Melanesia in order to construct a general anthropological theorization of law and custom in "primitive" tribes.
For instance, among the Trobriand Islanders
of the South Pacific, a man is forbidden to have sex with the daughter of his mother's sister, and yet.
If in one sense we are kept at a distance from the matter of the correspondence, in another that's all we see: The title suggests a revision of Marcel Mauss's famous anthropological study of the same name, in which Trobriand islanders
try to outdo each previous gift.
Like the Trobriand islanders
immortalized by Bronislow Malinowski, Damascenes imagined a world which was constantly subject to the manipulation of words, whose power could make itself felt everywhere.
The students I taught in my composition classes might as well have been Trobriand Islanders
, so inaccessible to me were their culture, their recreations, their animating ideas.
The interactive CD-ROMs allow grades seven and up to become anthropologists by introducing them to eight societies in far corners of the world -- from Basques, highland herders from the French/Spanish border, to Trobriand Islanders
, yam farmers from the Western Pacific.
Where are those Trobriand Islanders
now that we need them?
Surely this brings to mind the famous claims that Trobriand Islanders
are 'ignorant of physiological paternity,' and that they have an ideology of conception which assigns agency to subclan ancestors (Malinowski 1929:170-85).
For instance, the Trobriand Islanders
, whom the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski studied, have no pornography, nor do they have any interest in it, but they have a lot of sexual license and the sexes live fairly equally.