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Author Sahlins, Marshall, 1930-

Title How "natives" think : about Captain Cook, for example / Marshall Sahlins
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995


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 W'PONDS  996.90072 Obeyes Sah/Hnt  AVAILABLE
Description x, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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 -- Index
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
Analysis Captain Cook
Cultural anthropology
Indigenous populations
Notes Bibliography; p. 287-301; Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index
Subject Cook, James, 1728-1779.
Obeyesekere, Gananath.
Obeyesekere, Gananath. Apotheosis of Captain Cook
Obeyesekere, Gananath. The apotheosis of Captain Cook
Ethnologists -- Attitudes.
Ethnology -- Hawaii -- Philosophy.
Ethnology -- Polynesia.
Hawaiian mythology.
SUBJECT Hawaii -- History -- To 1893 -- Historiography.
Hawaii -- History -- To 1893.
LC no. 94034816
ISBN 0226733688 (alk. paper)