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The Pacific Muse: Exotic Femininity and the Colonial Pacific

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August 2007

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Offers a perspective on the colonial stereotype of the exotic Pacific island woman, tracing the evolution of female primitivism from Western antiquity to twentieth-century Hollywood. This book includes 37 illustrations of Pacific women from early etchings by shipboard artists.

Portrait

Patty O'Brien teaches history through the Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

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"O'Brien offers lessons that many readers will have a hard time forgetting... Most insightful is her interpretation of the sexual nature of colonial power and the dominant sexual undertones of voyaging, discovering, conquering, and colonizing." Miriam Kahn, University of Washington "A scintillating consideration of the classical trope of the odyssey in Pacific voyages in moulding the subjectivity of men and their perceptions of women. Her analyses of the relation between women, water, and sexual danger and the figures of sirens, nymphs and mermaids are captivating." Margaret Jolly, Australian National University
EAN: 9780295987651
ISBN: 0295987650
Untertitel: 'McLellan Book'. Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF WASHINGTON PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2007
Seitenanzahl: 347 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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