Quotes by Bronislaw Malinowski

Bronislaw Malinowski

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    The anthropologist must relinquish his comfortable position in the long chair on the veranda of the missionary compound, Government station, or planter's bungalow, where, armed with pencil and notebook and at times with a whisky and soda, he has been accustomed to collect statements from informants.... He must go out into the villages, and see the natives at work in gardens, on the beach, in the jungle; he must sail with them to distant sandbanks and to foreign tribes.
    Source: Myth in Primitive Psychology (1926)
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    There are no peoples however primitive without religion and magic. Nor are there, it must be added at once, any savage races lacking either in the scientific attitude or in science, though this lack has been frequently attributed to them.
    Source: Magic, Science and Religion (1925)
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    You utter a vow or forge a signature and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman or prison.
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