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BBC Documentary: Tales From The Jungle: Malinowski

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2008 at 6:25 pm

I am always on the lookout, nowadays, for good teaching materials on the internet, especially good documentaries. Here are all six parts of the BBC4 Documentary, “Tales From The Jungle: Malinowski.” A tidy little piece lasting roughly one hour, it covers the importance of Bronislaw Malinowski, ranging from his methods (participant observation) to his investigations on Baloma and Kula exchange. His diaries range throughout the story, coloring his accomplishments and adding nuance.

The video was criticized on technical grounds (and perhaps, but vaguely, on more substantive matters) over at Savage Minds, and the comments there are worth a gander.

Videos embedded after the jump…

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  2. Hello!

    I live in Portugal and I already have the six parts that You have here. But I need the original film (of the BBC, of course), and I cant find it. You know where its possible to buy???

    Best Regards,
    Helder Santos

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