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Catalog # 124
Title Bronislaw Malinowski:Off the Verandah (D)
Series Strangers Abroad
Filmmaker Andre Singer
Year 1985
Subject Culture
Format VHS
Region South Pacific
Description Produced by Films for the Humanities & Sciences. 1985. ISBN: 978-1-4213-9366-7 Summary Bronislaw Malinowski changed the way that field studies were carried out. He worked on a remote group of Pacific islands—the Trobriands—and lived for long periods among the people he was studying. A brilliant linguist, he quickly learned their language and later published books which brought the islanders to life. The idea that native peoples were primitive savages was altered for good with Malinowski's insight into their mastery of their world. Descript 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series Strangers Abroad Cast Written and presented by Bruce Dakowski. Produced and directed by Andre Singer Subject Papua New Guinea Bronislaw Malinowski's studies on Trobriand Islanders