Islands of History
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thcson - LibraryThing
I would not recommend this book to people with a general interest in pacific history. The author writes about captain Cook's encounter with the natives, but his real agenda lies in social theory and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Fledgist - LibraryThing
This is a readable examination of Pacific island cultures. Read full review