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Islands of History

Marshall Sahlins

Softcover, 202 pp.

Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islands—Hawaiʻi, 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, structure and event, the individual and society. Sahlins's provocative reflections form a powerful critique of Western history and anthropology.

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