Islands of History

ISBN-10: 0226733580
ISBN-13: 9780226733586
Edition: 1985 (Reprint)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many books. 

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

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