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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."and#8212;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."and#8212;Ronald Provencher, Journal of Asian Studies

Book News Annotation:

An anthropologist recounts his and his wife's interactions with the natives during two extended visits to an island in the central Philippines in the 1980s. Delightful stories buttressed by ethnographic information such as kinship charts, a list of characters, maps, and a guide to pronunciation.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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:
9780226169545
Author:
Dumont, Jean-paul
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Dumont, Jean-Paul
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnologists
Subject:
Ethnology -- Philippines -- Siquijor Island.
Subject:
Cebuano (Philippine people)
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Morality and Society
Publication Date:
19920631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
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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