Representing the South Pacific: Colonial Discourse from Cook by Rod Edmond

By Rod Edmond

This ebook examines how the South Pacific was once represented through explorers, missionaries, tourists, writers and artists among 1767 and 1914. It attracts on historical past, literature, paintings heritage, and anthropology in its research of alternative, usually conflicting colonial discourses of the Pacific. between its subject matters are the power mythmaking round the determine of prepare dinner, the Western obsession with Polynesian sexuality, tattooing, cannibalism and leprosy, the Pacific as a theater for event, and as a surroundings for Europe's displaced fears of its personal cultural extinction.

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