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Visayan Vignettes: Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island / Edition 1

Visayan Vignettes: Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island / Edition 1

by Jean-Paul Dumont
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"To read the book is to appreciate the highly contingent, provisional, oblique, open-ended way in which people try to make "sense" of another culture."--Resil B. Mojares, Philippine Graphic

"This book is an interestingly complex ethnography that approaches the self-critical dialectical ethnography called for two decades ago....It is a welcome contribution to postmodernist theory and to the ethnography of the Visayas."--Ronald Provencher, Journal of Asian Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226169552
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/28/1992
Series: Morality and Society Ser.
Edition description: 1
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jean-Paul Dumont is the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University and author of several books in English and French, including The Headman and I and two collections of poetry.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Note on Language
Dramatis Personae
1. Prologue: Ang mga hulagway sa kabisaya-an, or Visayan Vignettes
2. Auntie Diding
3. Imagine an Island
4. A Touristic Attraction
5. Full Provincial Status
6. Auntie Diding's Household
7. Views from Afar
8. Two Brothers, a Field, and Fifty Coconut Palms
9. Conflict of Interpretation
10. Ned and Minay
11. A Lame Story
12. Of Fish and Men
13. The Just-So Story of a Tilting Umbrella
14. Big Bills
15. Forgetting Relatives
16. A Name of Repute
17. Good with Numbers
18. Feeling, Dreaming, Remembering
19. Epilogue

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