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Islands of history

Author: Marshall Sahlins
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall Sahlins
ISBN: 0226733572 9780226733579 0226733580 9780226733586
OCLC Number: 10996810
Description: xix, 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Supplement to the Voyage of Cook or, le calcul sauvage --
Captain James Cook or, the dying god.
Responsibility: Marshall 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 reflections form a powerful critique of Western history and anthropology"--Publisher description.

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