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Making the Modern PrimitiveCultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands$
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Michelle MacCarthy

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824855604

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.001.0001

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Ethnographic Context

Ethnographic Context

The Place and the People

(p.14) Chapter One Ethnographic Context
Making the Modern Primitive

Michelle MacCarthy

University of Hawai'i Press

Given the significance of the Trobriand Islands in the history of anthropology, this chapter begins by recognizing the anthropological legacy of the islands. Geographical, demographic and socio-historical summaries provide a general context. The fieldwork experience of the author is described, as are the research methods and methodologies employed.

Keywords:   Malinowski, history of anthropology, fieldwork, methods, positionality, interaction

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