Visayan Vignettes Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island

ISBN-10: 0226169553
ISBN-13: 9780226169552
Edition: 1992
Authors: Jean-Paul Dumont
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

"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

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Language Dramatis Personae
Prologue: Ang mga hulagway sa kabisaya-an, or Visayan Vignettes
Auntie Diding
Imagine an Island
A Touristic Attraction
Full Provincial Status
Auntie Diding's Household
Views from Afar
Two Brothers, a Field, and Fifty Coconut Palms
Conflict of Interpretation
Ned and Minay
A Lame Story
Of Fish and Men
The Just-So Story of a Tilting Umbrella
Big Bills
Forgetting Relatives
A Name of Repute
Good with Numbers
Feeling, Dreaming, Remembering
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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