Voyages and Beaches
Pacific Encounters, 1769-1840eBook - 1999
Writing from, and between, a variety of disciplines (history, anthropology, Maori Studies, literary criticism, law, cultural studies, art history, Pacific Studies), scholars from European, Polynesian, and Settler backgrounds show how the Pacific reveals a more various and contradictory history than that supposed by such homogenizing metropolitan myths as the introduction of civilization to savage peoples, the general ruin of indigenous cultures by an imperial juggernaut, or the mimicry of European models by an abject population.
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, , ©1999
Branch Call Number: 995 Vo
Description: viii, 344 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm