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American Pacificism [electronic resource]: Oceania in the U.S. Imagination

Paul Lyons
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York ; London : Routledge, 2006.
Language
English
Series
Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures
ISBN
0415351944 (hardback : alk. paper), 9780415351942 (hardback : alk. paper), 0203698649 (e-book), 9780203698648 (e-book)
Contents
  • Introduction : bound-together stories, varieties of ignorance, and the challenge of hospitality
  • Where "cannibalism" has been, tourism will be : forms and functions of American Pacificism
  • Opening accounts in the South Seas : Edgar Allan Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, James Fenimore Cooper's The crater, and the antebellum development of American Pacificism
  • Lines of fright : fear, perception, performance, and the "seen" of cannibalism in Charles Wilkes's Narrative and Herman Melville's Typee
  • A poetics of relation : friendships between Oceanians and U.S. citizens in the literature of encounter
  • From man-eaters to spam-eaters : cannibal tours, lotus-eaters, and the (anti)development of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century imaginings of Oceania
  • Redeeming Hawai'i (and Oceania) in Cold War terms : A. Grove Day, James Michener, and histouricism
  • Conclusion : changing pre-scriptions : varieties of antitourism in the contemporary literatures of Oceania.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-256) and index.
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