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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.

About 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226733586
Author:
Sahlins, Marshall David
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Sahlins, Marshall
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Oceania
Subject:
Oceania Civilization.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Oceania History.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
101-8
Publication Date:
19870431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 halftones
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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