1910, Malinowski studied exchange and economics at the London School of
Economics (LSE) under Seligman and Westermarck, analysing patterns of exchange
in Aboriginal Australia through ethnographic documents. In 1914, he was given a
chance to travel to New Guinea accompanying anthropologist R.R. Marett, but as
World War I broke out and Malinowski was an Austrian subject, and thereby an
enemy of the British commonwealth, he was unable to travel back to England. The
Australian government nonetheless provided him with permission and funds to
undertake ethnographic work within their territories and Malinowski chose to go
to the Trobriand Islands, in Melanesia where he stayed for several years,
studying the indigenous culture. Upon his return to England after the war he
published his main work Argonauts of the Western Pacific (1922), which
established him as one of the most important anthropologists in Europe of that
time. He took posts as lecturer and later as a chair in anthropology at the
LSE, attracting large numbers of students and exerting great influence on the
development of British Social Anthropology. Among his students in this period
were such prominent anthropologists as Raymond Firth, E. E. Evans-Pritchard,
Hortense Powdermaker, Edmund Leach, Audrey Richards and Meyer Fortes. From 1933
he visited several American universities, and when World War II broke out he
decided to stay there, taking an appointment at Yale. There he stayed the
remainder of his life, also influencing a generation of American anthropologists.
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