Trobriand Islands


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Tro·bri·and Islands

 (trō′brē-ănd′, -änd′)
An island group of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Sea off eastern New Guinea. The islands were occupied by Allied forces in June 1943.

Trobriand Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of coral islands in the Solomon Sea, north of the E part of New Guinea: part of Papua New Guinea. Area: about 440 sq km (170 sq miles)

Tro′bri•and Is′lands

(ˈtroʊ briˌɑnd, -ˌænd)
n.pl.
a group of islands in the SW Pacific, off SE New Guinea: part of Papua New Guinea. 170 sq. mi. (440 sq. km).
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Jutta Malnic and John Kasaipwalova, Kula: Myth and Magic in the Trobriand Islands (Sydney, Cowrie Books, 2000) 60, on ideas of beauty and adornment in the Trobriand Islands
Acne is ubiquitous in Western societies but absent in at least two non-Westernized populations (Kitavan people on the Trobriand Islands near Papua New Guinea and the Ache hunter-gatherers of Paraguay).
The articles that follow explore these themes from specific geographic, social, and temporal contexts within Papua New Guinea (the Trobriand Islands and Collingwood Bay), Vanuatu, Fiji, and Samoa.
Our Beautiful, Fragile World ranges from the Trobriand Islands to a fertilizer factory in Nigeria.
The kula tradition stretches over 18 islands in the Massim archipelago, which includes the Trobriand Islands, and individuals will travel hundreds of miles in ocean-going canoes to trade precious shell necklaces clockwise and white shell armbands counter-clockwise.
On some Trobriand Islands kula canoe washboards a row of the concentric circles is carved as a crescent in the centre of the board (cf.
I shall come to the second possibility later; an interesting instance suggesting the first is a debate between Bronislav Malinowski (1927; 1929) and the British psychoanalyst, Ernest Jones (1925), in the nineteen twenties over Malinowki's ethnography in the Trobriand Islands.
This fitted admirably with the anthropological functionalism of Bronislaw Malinowski, who from his experience in the Melanesian Trobriand Islands in the 1940s came to the conclusion that reciprocity and exchange played a vital role, cementing relations between individuals and their society and that society combined with culture would arise as an emergent property of humans collaborating with each other, once the fundamental needs of individuals were met.
Dubois includes examples from areas as far-flung as eastern Peru the Trobriand Islands near New Guinea and remote eastern Siberia--an area with a particularly rich history of shamanism.
So estranging views on color might be found among "us" in the West, but nevertheless it helps to look somewhere else, as did Malinowski, who during his fieldwork in the Trobriand Islands came across not just other colors but color as other.
Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands - played tribal cricket against Pacific Islanders during the colourful Mila Mala Festival