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Islands of History

Islands of History
Author: Marshall Sahlins
ISBN 13: 9780226733586
ISBN 10: 226733580
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1987-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
List Price: $23.00

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.