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Visayan Vignettes : Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island - Jean-Paul Dumont

Visayan Vignettes

Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island

Paperback Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780226169552
Number Of Pages: 246

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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"

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Language Dramatis Personae
Prologue: Ang mga hulagway sa kabisaya-an, or Visayan Vignettes
Auntie Diding
Imagine an Island
A Touristic Attraction
Full Provincial Status
Auntie Diding's Household
Views from Afar
Two Brothers, a Field, and Fifty Coconut Palms
Conflict of Interpretation
Ned and Minay
A Lame Story
Of Fish and Men
The Just-So Story of a Tilting Umbrella
Big Bills
Forgetting Relatives
A Name of Repute
Good with Numbers
Feeling, Dreaming, Remembering
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226169552
ISBN-10: 0226169553
Series: Morality and Society (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2

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