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How "natives" think : about Captain Cook, for example / Marshall Sahlins
Bib ID 661854
Format BookBook
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Sahlins, Marshall David, 1930-
 
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Description Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995 
x, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0226733688
Summary

Examination of the construction and interpretation of culture and rationality in anthropology and history; historical and contemporary role of culture in western and Indigenous contexts; critique of the work of Obeyesekere and the deification of Cook in Hawaii; argues for the need to recognise and engage with cultural difference in the writing of colonial history; includes brief reference to Aborigines.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Captain Cook at Hawaii
  • 2. Cook after Death
  • 3. Historical Fiction, Makeshift Ethnography
  • 4. Rationalities: How "Natives" Think
  • Epilogue: Historiography, or Symbolic Violence
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
 
Notes

Bibliography; p. 287-301; Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references (pp. 287-301) and index.

Subjects Obeyesekere, Gananath. - The apotheosis of Captain Cook.  |  Cook, James, - 1728-1779.  |  Ethnology - Polynesia.  |  Hawaiian mythology.  |  Ethnology - Hawaii - Philosophy.  |  Ethnologists - Attitudes.  |  Hawaii - History - To 1893 - Historiography.  |  Indigenous populations  |  Cultural anthropology  |  Hawaii  |  Stereotypes  |  Captain Cook

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