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Argonauts of the Western Pacific Background
His father was a professor, and his mother was the daughter of a landowning family. As a child he was frail, often suffering from ill health, yet he excelled academically. Seligman and Edvard Westermarck. Career[ edit ] In , he travelled to Papua in what would later become Papua New Guinea , where he conducted fieldwork at Mailu Island and then, more famously, in the Trobriand Islands. The ethnographic collection he made on the Trobriand Islands is now held by the British Museum.
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Argonauts of the Western Pacific