Hawaiian culture as it met foreign traders and settlers is the context for Sahlins s structuralist methodology of historical interpretation...
|Title||:||Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom (Asao Special Publications ; No. 1)|
|Publisher||:||University of Michigan Press Canada, Origins and Options edition March 16, 1981|
|Number of Pages||:||96 pages|
|File Size||:||986 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom (Asao Special Publications ; No. 1) Reviews
Was a great work when it was released. Also important now, nearly 30 years after its initial publication. Some issues, but given its age, a great classic. If you're interested in anthro or Hawaiian history (or even early colonialism), please read!
I had the good fortune to hear Marshall speak, in person, some years ago. Unlike some in the academic world, his talk, on what this book covers, was completely fsascinating. I paid close attention to everything he said. His book isn't quite that trance inducing, however what he covers is nonetheless interesting. He presents his material in a way that is easy to follow. The real test of an anthropologoical text is whether the natives described would accept the observations. I believe native Hawaiians would find this somewhat dry, by their tastes, but nonetheless interesting. The correlation of Lono, and Captain Cook, goes a long way towards explaining what happened, at Kealakekua Bay.