Article ID: CBB001450145

Crucible or Centrifuge? Bronislaw Malinowski's A Diary in the Strict Sense of the Term (2014)

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This essay seeks to read Bronislaw Malinowski's A Diary in the Strict Sense of the Term in literary critical terms, broadly understood. As such, it supplements the psychological, epistemological, and cultural readings already available from historians and theorists like George W. Stocking, Clifford Geertz, James Clifford, and Christina Thompson. The essay considers the diary as a genre, but also as a variety of moral imposition that extracts patterns from experience by virtue of its unique form. As examples, it considers the patterns in Malinowski's response to landscape and to the literature he read during the Diary's composition, and how these underpinned his epistemological, ethnographic thinking during the period.

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Authors & Contributors
Gershenhorn, Jerry
Staum, Martin S.
Feit, Harvey A.
Scott, Colin H.
Silverman, Martin G.
Rutz, Henry J.
Journals
Journal of the History of Ideas
History Workshop Journal
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Science, Technology and Human Values
Noesis: Travaux du Comité Roumain d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences
Medicina nei secoli
Publishers
University of Nebraska Press
McGill-Queen's University Press
Liverpool University Press
Blackwell Publishers
Duke University Press
University of Chicago Press
Concepts
Anthropology
Ethnography
Science and race
Medicine
Epistemology
Science and literature
People
Herskovits, Melville J.
Salisbury, Richard F.
Malinowski, Bronislaw
Bonaparte, Marie
Ribeiro, Darcy
Linnaeus, Carolus
Places
Great Britain
United States
Italy
France
Kenya
Japan
Times
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, early
18th century
20th century, late
Institutions
University of California
Science Museum, London
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