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Sexual encounters : Pacific texts, modern sexualities

Author: Lee Wallace
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2003.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The subject of Sexual encounters is sexual fantasy, particularly male homoerotic fantasy found in the literature and art of South Sea exploration, colonization, and settlement. Wallace engages in subversive readings of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Pacific voyage journals (Cook in Hawaii and a Russian expedition to the Marquesas), reassesses Gauguin's treatment of female figures, and discusses homosexuality and  Read more...
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Wallace, Lee, 1962-
Sexual encounters.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002155647
(OCoLC)51264872
Named Person: James Cook; Joseph Banks; Paul Gauguin; James Cook; Joseph Banks, Sir; Paul Gauguin; James Cook; Paul Gauguin; Joseph Banks; James Cook; Paul Gauguin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Wallace
ISBN: 9781501717369 1501717367
OCLC Number: 1037275192
Description: 1 online resource (175 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Pacific texts, modern sexualities --
Sexual encounter in Hawaii on Cook's third voyage --
Marquesan encounter and male visibility --
Sexual difference and the expulsion of William Yate --
Gauguin's Manao Tupapau and sodomitical invitation --
Fa'afafine, queens of Samoa and sexual elision.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Lee Wallace.

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European literary, artistic, and anthropological representation has long viewed the Pacific as the site of heterosexual pleasures. The received wisdom of these accounts is based on the idea of female  Read more...

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