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Postcolonial Pacific writing : representations of the body

Author: Michelle Keown
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this major new interdisciplinary study, Michelle Keown examines representations of the body in the work of eight of Polynesia's most significant contemporary writers. Exploring inter-connections between postcolonial studies and disciplines including anthropology, psychoanalysis, history and medicine, Postcolonial Pacific Writing develops an innovative framework specific to the literatures and cultures of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Keown
ISBN: 0415299578 9780415299572 9780203506790 0203506790 9780415550505 0415550505
OCLC Number: 55488175
Description: xiv, 237 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Postcolonial dystopias : race, allegory, and the Polynesian body in the writing of Albert Wendt --
"Ganguin is dead" : Sia Figiel and the Polynesian female body --
Purifying the abject body : satire and scatology in Epeli Hau'ofa's Kisses in the Nederends --
Alistair Te Ariki Ampbell : mental illness and postcoloniality --
Remoulding the body politic : Keri Hulme's The bone people --
Disease, colonialism, and the national "body" : Witi Ihimaera's The dream swimmer --
Language and the corporeal : Patricia Grace's Baby no-eyes --
The narcissistic body : Alan Duff's Once were warriors --
Reinscribing the Polynesian body.
Series Title: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 9.
Responsibility: Michelle Keown.
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