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Literary Culture And the Pacific : Nineteenth-Century Textual Encounters (Paperback)

Author: Smith, Vanessa

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This book examines a range of nineteenth-century European accounts from the Pacific that depict Polynesian responses to imported metropolitan culture, in particular its technologies of writing and print and how they were appropriated and interrogated by Pacific peoples. Examining accounts by beachcombers and missionaries, and offering a detailed discussion of the late Pacific writings of Robert Louis Stevenson, Vanessa Smith argues that the texts of contact and settlement are shaped at least as much by local contexts as by the agendas of their European authors.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521022989
SKU 202092924
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521022983
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0316
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Part 13
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