The Dynamics of Applied Anthropology in the Twentieth Century: The Malinowski Award Papers
Thomas Weaver, Editor and Contributor of Introductory Materials
The Malinowski Award has been presented annually since 1973 by the Society for Applied Anthropology in recognition of efforts to understand and serve the needs of the worlds society through social science. Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was a leading figure during the 1920s and 1930s in the nascent but growing discipline of anthropology. While best known for his contribution to fieldwork methods and anthropological theory, he also promoted the practical use of anthropology. Anthropologists, he argued, must advocate for native populations, involve themselves in policy matters and politics, and research contemporary social issues. The careers of the twenty-eight persons who had received the award by 1999 illustrate major themes in the development of applied anthropology in the twentieth century, and their Malinowski Award addresses provide an interesting reflection on issues and events of this era. This collection presents all the Malinowski Award addresses that exist in written form, as well as a biographical essay on each recipient and on Bronislaw Malinowski.
The Malinowski Award Collection is available in electronic format as pdf (Acrobat Reader) files. You may purchase and download the entire collection for $10.00. Or, you may review the abstract of each chapter, and select and download chapters for $2.50 each. Note: If you wish to purchase 4 or more chapters, it is more cost effective to purchase the entire Malinowski Monograph. The entire collection is also available as a pdf file on CD ROM for $17.50.