Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was one of the most important figures in the development of modern social anthropology. Among the British anthropologists repudiating so-called armchair research, Malinowski was a pioneer of fieldwork. He undertook his long-sustained fieldwork in Papua New Guinea and his accounts are populated by sympathetic figures, described in a deliberately vivid literary style. Malinowski is also recognized as the founder of Functionalism and his ethnographic studies contend that all components of society interlock to form a well-balanced system.
This collection reprints the ground breaking studies that emerged from Malinowski's fieldwork. The final volume of the set is an assessment of his contribution to anthropology.
Volume 1: Malinowski amongst the Magi: The Natives of Mailu [1915/1988]
Volume 2: Argonauts of the Western Pacific: an Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea [1922/1994]
Volume 3: Crime and Custom in Savage Society [1926/1940]
Volume 4: Sex and Repression in Savage Society 
Volume 5: The Father in Primitive Psychology and Myth in Primitive Psychology 
Volume 6: The Sexual Lives of Savages [1932/1952]
Volume 7: Coral Gardens and Their Magic: The Description of Gardening 
Volume 8: Coral Gardens and Their Magic: The Language and Magic of Gardening 
Volume 9: A Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essays 
Volume 10: Man and Culture: An Evaluation of the Work of Malinowski