Refuting the “Primitive Economic Man” Model in Argonauts of the Western Pacific

In the Argonauts of the Western Pacific, anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski refutes the notion of “Primitive Economic Man” through his early 20th century studies at the Trobriand Islands. The Trobrianders were considered primitive because of their isolation from modern society, belief in supernatural forces, and difference in skin color. “Primitive Economic Man” denotes the idea of … Read moreRefuting the “Primitive Economic Man” Model in Argonauts of the Western Pacific