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The South Seas : a reception history from Daniel Defoe to Dorothy Lamour

Author: Sean Brawley; Chris Dixon
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The South Seas is an innovative work of cultural history, tracing the ways in which the idea of "the South Seas" has been understood and transmitted through Western culture since the eighteenth  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Brawley; Chris Dixon
ISBN: 9780739193358 073919335X
OCLC Number: 900180165
Description: xvii, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings: Defoe, Dampier, and Discovery --
America's South Seas --
Herman Melville's Pacific Imaginings --
San Francisco, Art, and Robert Louis Stevenson --
Finding New Guinea --
The Colonial Endeavor and Australia's South Seas --
The Fair, the Stage, and the Song --
The Great War and the Lost Generation --
A South Seas Education: Platform Speakers, National Geographic, and Margaret Mead --
South Seas Tourism --
Hollywood Encounters the South Seas --
Cinematic Escapes: The South Seas Adventure Film --
HMAV Bounty and the Great Depression --
Pardon My Sarong: The Arrival of Dorothy Lamour.
Responsibility: Sean Brawley and Chris Dixon.

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The literature on representation of Pacific Island societies, their cultures, and the history of Western contacts with them is extensive. This scholarship has been produced largely by historians, Read more...

 
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