The book ways of baloma rethinking magic and kinship from the trobriands mark s mosko is published by hau. This erudite and timely volume radically inverts much of the anthropological canon by offering a reinterpretation of trobriand society that yields powerful new insights into kinship magic procreation knowledge representation and life itself. Ways of baloma rethinking magic and kinship from the trobriands by mark s mosko with tabalu pulayasi daniel molubabeba daniel pakalaki tokulupai and yogaru vincent. For example malinowski asserted that baloma spirits of the dead were responsible for procreation but had limited influence on their living descendants in magic and other matters claims largely unchallenged by subsequent field investigators until now. Get this from a library ways of baloma rethinking magic and kinship from the trobriands mark s mosko tablu pulaysi daniel bronislaw malinowskis path breaking research in the trobriand islands shaped much of modern anthropologys disciplinary paradigm yet many conundrums remain for example malinowski asserted that
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