Islands of History / Edition 2

Islands of History / Edition 2

by Marshall Sahlins, Sahlins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226733580

ISBN-13: 9780226733586

Pub. Date: 04/15/1987

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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:
9780226733586
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/15/1987
Edition description:
1
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
811,717
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Supplement to the Voyage of Cook; or, le calcul sauvage
2. Other Times, Other Customs: The Anthropology of History
3. The Stranger-King; or, Dumézil among the Fijians
4. Captain James Cook; or, The Dying God
5. Structure and History
Bibliography
Index

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