Islands of History
ISBN10: 0226733580 ISBN13: 9780226733586 Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr Published: Apr 15 1987 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" 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.