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THE PACIFIC MUSE: EXOTIC FEMININITY AND THE COLONIAL PACIFIC. Patty O'Brien. University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2006. 358 pp. with 37 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2005-31050 ISBN 0295986093 In English.
ISBN-13: 978-0-295-98609-8 Paperbound reprint (ISBN 978-0-295-98765-1) available Spring 2007 at $25.00. Examines artistic and literary representations of female primitivism through a focus on the imperialistic stereotype of the exotic Pacific island woman and its impact on historical perceptions of gender, sexuality and race, exploring such aspects of colonial culture as the settlement of Tahitian women on Pitcairn Island in the late 18th century, the South Seas romantic tradition, the fiction of Herman Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson, and Paul Gauguin's Pacific island paintings.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods, 1800-1900 — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 120968
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