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Visayan Vignettes

Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island

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

University of Chicago Press, 9780226169545, 246pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1992

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.