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DateAuthorTitleSourceQuotation by Merton
1967/11/12Kenelm BurridgeMambu: A Melanesian Millenium Jnl 7 ('67-'68) p. 10 The Burridge book (Mambu) is excellent
1968/02/26Bronislaw Kasper MalinowskiDiary in the Strict Sense of the Term Jnl 7 ('67-'68) p. 59-60 "Most important"¦to eliminate states of relaxation or inner emptiness, when innerresources are insufficient"¦. "The tendency to disperse oneself, to chatter, to make conquests (or I would add simply to make an impression) marks the degeneration of the creative tendency to reflect reality in one's own soul." These are good observations in Malinowski's diary (p. 112). [Note 13: Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski (1884-1942), the Polish anthropologist, was born in Kraków and taught in Poland, England, and the United States. He lectured at Yale University from 1939 until the time of his death in 1942.] "To get up, to walk around, to look for what is hidden around the corner"”all this is merely to run away from oneself, to exchange one person for another" (p. 115). Good!
1968/03/04Peter LawrenceRoad Belong Cargo: A Study of the Cargo Movement in the Southern Madang District Jnl 7 ('67-'68) p. 61 Finished Peter Lawrence on Cargo (chiefly Yali), and realize I have to try to get some of this on paper soon.