Representing The South Pacific: Colonial Discourse From Cook To Gauguin Rod Edmond

ISBN: 9780521550543

Published: November 20th 1997

Hardcover

320 pages


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Representing The South Pacific: Colonial Discourse From Cook To Gauguin  by  Rod Edmond

Representing The South Pacific: Colonial Discourse From Cook To Gauguin by Rod Edmond
November 20th 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 320 pages | ISBN: 9780521550543 | 8.37 Mb

This book examines how the South Pacific was represented by explorers, missionaries, travelers, writers and artists between 1767 and 1914. It draws on history, literature, art history, and anthropology in its study of different, often conflicting colonial discourses of the Pacific. Among its themes are the persistent mythmaking around the figure of Cook, the Western obsession with Polynesian sexuality, tattooing, cannibalism and leprosy, the Pacific as a theater for adventure, and as a setting for Europes displaced fears of its own cultural extinction.



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