Islands of History

Paperback | April 15, 1987

byMarshall Sahlins

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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.

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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 ...

Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. The author of numerous books, Sahlins is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:April 15, 1987Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226733580

ISBN - 13:9780226733586

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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