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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"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226169552
ISBN-10: 0226169553
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jean-Paul Dumont

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.