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Visayan Vignettes: Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island

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Publisher Comments:

"To read the book is to appreciate the highly contingent, provisional, oblique, open-ended way in which people try to make "sense" of another culture."—Resil B. Mojares, Philippine Graphic

"This book is an interestingly complex ethnography that approaches the self-critical dialectical ethnography called for two decades ago....It is a welcome contribution to postmodernist theory and to the ethnography of the Visayas."—Ronald Provencher, Journal of Asian Studies

About the Author

Jean-Paul Dumont is the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University and author of several books in English and French, including The Headman and I and two collections of poetry.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Note on Language

Dramatis Personae

1. Prologue: Ang mga hulagway sa kabisaya-an, or Visayan Vignettes

2. Auntie Diding

3. Imagine an Island

4. A Touristic Attraction

5. Full Provincial Status

6. Auntie Diding's Household

7. Views from Afar

8. Two Brothers, a Field, and Fifty Coconut Palms

9. Conflict of Interpretation

10. Ned and Minay

11. A Lame Story

12. Of Fish and Men

13. The Just-So Story of a Tilting Umbrella

14. Big Bills

15. Forgetting Relatives

16. A Name of Repute

17. Good with Numbers

18. Feeling, Dreaming, Remembering

19. Epilogue

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226169552
Author:
Dumont, Jean-Paul
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Dumont, Jean-Paul
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Ethnologists
Subject:
Dumont, Jean-Paul
Subject:
Ethnologists -- Philippines -- Siquijor Island.
Subject:
Cebuano
Subject:
Ethnology -- Philippines -- Siquijor Island.
Subject:
Cebuano (Philippine people)
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Morality and Society
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 halftones, 13 line drawings, 2 maps
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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