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Islands of History
     

Islands of History

by Marshall David Sahlins
 

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Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islands—Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand—whose histories have intersected with European history. But he is also concerned with the insular thinking in Western scholarship that creates false dichotomies between past and present, between structure and event, between the individual and society. Sahlins's provocative

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Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islands—Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand—whose histories have intersected with European history. But he is also concerned with the insular thinking in Western scholarship that creates false dichotomies between past and present, between structure and event, between the individual and society. Sahlins's provocative reflections form a powerful critique of Western history and anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226733579
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/01/1985
Pages:
224

Meet the Author

Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Among his many books is Culture and Practical Reason, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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