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-'''Bronisław Kasper Malinowski''' ([[April 7]], [[1884]] – [[May 16]], [[1942]]) was a [[Poland|Polish]] [[anthropology|anthropologist]] known for his [[ethnography|ethnographic]] fieldwork, his studies on [[Melanesia]], [[Reciprocity (cultural anthropology)|reciprocity]] and as author of ''[[The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia]]''. 
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-* ''The Trobriand Islands'' (1915) +'''Melanesia''' is a [[subregion]] of [[Oceania]] extending from the western end of the [[Pacific Ocean]] to the [[Arafura Sea]], and eastward to [[Fiji]]. The region comprises most of the islands immediately north and northeast of [[Australia]]. The name ''Melanesia'' (from [[Greek language|Greek]]: μέλας ''black''; νῆσος, ''islands'') was first used by [[Jules Dumont d'Urville]] in 1832 to denote an ethnic and geographical grouping of islands distinct from [[Polynesia]] and [[Micronesia]].
-* ''[[Argonauts of the Western Pacific]]'' (1922)+
-* ''Myth in Primitive Psychology'' (1926)+
-* ''Crime and Custom in Savage Society'' (1926) +
-* ''Sex and Repression in Savage Society'' (1927)+
-* ''[[The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia]]'' (1929)+
-* ''[[Coral Gardens and their Magic]]: A Study of the Methods of Tilling the Soil and of Agricultural Rites in the Trobriand Islands'' (1935)+
-* ''The Scientific Theory of Culture'' (1944)+
-* "Freedom & Civilization" (1944)+
-* ''Magic, Science, and Religion'' (1948)+
-* ''The Dynamics of Culture Change'' (1945)+
-* ''A Diary In the Strict Sense of the Term'' (1967)+
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Melanesia is a subregion of Oceania extending from the western end of the Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to Fiji. The region comprises most of the islands immediately north and northeast of Australia. The name Melanesia (from Greek: μέλας black; νῆσος, islands) was first used by Jules Dumont d'Urville in 1832 to denote an ethnic and geographical grouping of islands distinct from Polynesia and Micronesia.




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