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Bronislaw Malinowski

Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski
Date & Place of Birth April 7, 1884
Krakow, Poland
Parents Lucjan Malinowski
Józefa Lacka Malinowski
Spouse Elsie Rosaline Masson (m. 1910; d. 1935)
Anna Valetta Hayman-Joyce (m. 1940)
Children Jozefa Mazya Malinowski
Wanda Malinowski
Helena Paula Malinowski
Date & Place of Death May 16, 1942
New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut
Education Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (1908; PhD)
London School of Economics, London, England (1910)
University of London, London, England (1916; DSc)
Occupation Anthropologist
Writings The Family Among the Australian Aborigines (1913)
The Natives of Mailu (1915)
The Trobriand Islands (1915)
Argonauts of the Western Pacific (1922)
The Scientific Theory of Culture (1922)
Myth in Primitive Psychology (1926)
Crime and Custom in Savage Society (1926)

Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was an early-20th century anthropologist whose ground-breaking studies of Melanesian islanders turned anthropology from an "arm-chair" science to a specialized discipline.