BA (Hons) (London), MA (London), MA (Cantab), PhD (ANU)

Dr Michael Young, of the Department of Anthropology in the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU, has been working on a definitive biography of the founding father of British social anthropology, Bronislaw Malinowski, now published. Other areas of expertise include: Melanesian anthropology and social change in Papua New Guinea.

Books only:

1971. Fighting with Food: Leadership, Values and Social Control in a Massim Society. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 282pp. [Paperback edition, 2009]

1979 (ed.) The Ethnography of Malinowski: the Trobriand Islands 1915-18. Routledge and Kegan Paul, London. pp.254, with Editor’s Introduction, 20pp.

1983. Magicians of Manumanua: Living Myth in Kalauna. University of California Press, Berkeley. 317pp.

1987 (ed.) Malinowski Among the Magi: '‘The Natives of Mailu'‘. Routledge, London. pp.355, with Editor’s Introduction, 76pp.

1998. Malinowski’s Kiriwina: Fieldwork Photography 1915-18. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 312pp.

2001. (co-author, Julia Clark). An Anthropologist in Papua: The Photography of F.E. Williams, 1922-39. Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide, and National Archives of Australia, Canberra, 307pp.

2004. Malinowski. Odyssey of an Anthropologist, 1884-1920. London, Yale University Press, 720pp.