Argonauts of the Western Pacific

Development

Argonauts of the Western Pacific developed from anthropological research which Bronislaw Malinowski described as "off the verandah".[2] Unlike the armchair anthropology of previous researchers, this method was characterized by participant observation: informal interviews, direct observation, participation in the life of the group, collective discussions, analyses of personal documents produced within the group, self-analysis, results from activities undertaken off or online, and life-histories.[3]


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