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Beach Crossings: Voyaging Across Times, Cultures, and Self (review)

Beach Crossings: Voyaging Across Times, Cultures, and Self (review) Book Reviews Beach Crossings: Voyaging Across Times, Cultures, and Self. By greg dening. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. 376 pp. $45.00 (cloth). Historians, anthropologists, and humanists alike, curl into your favorite reading position and pick up this engaging, inspiring book. In Beach Crossings: Voyaging Across Times, Cultures, and Self, ethnographic historian Greg Dening tells elegant tales of adventure, discovery, and belonging that take place in and around Fenua`enata, more commonly known as the Marquesas. More than fifty years of Dening's Pacific research, teachings, travels, and reflections have resulted here in an engaging two-thousand-year history of Fenua`enata and the diverse people, including Dening himself, who have crossed its beaches. Readers will emerge from Beach Crossings with a more sensitive understanding of the challenges of ocean voyaging, a more sophisticated grasp of the complexities of cross-cultural encounters, and a deeper humility about the nature of historical scholarship. Dening perceives history, "the transformation of a past, no matter how recent a past, into words or paint or dance or play," as "always a performance" (p. 234). Historians, he describes, are storytellers and performers who research, observe, reflect, and write in order to "make theatre about trivial and everyday things, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Beach Crossings: Voyaging Across Times, Cultures, and Self (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 16 (4)

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Book Reviews Beach Crossings: Voyaging Across Times, Cultures, and Self. By greg dening. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. 376 pp. $45.00 (cloth). Historians, anthropologists, and humanists alike, curl into your favorite reading position and pick up this engaging, inspiring book. In Beach Crossings: Voyaging Across Times, Cultures, and Self, ethnographic historian Greg Dening tells elegant tales of adventure, discovery, and belonging that take place in and around Fenua`enata, more commonly known as the Marquesas. More than fifty years of Dening's Pacific research, teachings, travels, and reflections have resulted here in an engaging two-thousand-year history of Fenua`enata and the diverse people, including Dening himself, who have crossed its beaches. Readers will emerge from Beach Crossings with a more sensitive understanding of the challenges of ocean voyaging, a more sophisticated grasp of the complexities of cross-cultural encounters, and a deeper humility about the nature of historical scholarship. Dening perceives history, "the transformation of a past, no matter how recent a past, into words or paint or dance or play," as "always a performance" (p. 234). Historians, he describes, are storytellers and performers who research, observe, reflect, and write in order to "make theatre about trivial and everyday things, and

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