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Body Trade explores the history of the South Pacific traffic in human bodies from the eighteenth century to the present. Scholars from art history, cultural studies, anthropology, literature and film examine the 'captive body' as it is represented in a range of media - from Captain Cook's Journals and Melville's novels to contemporary painting, popular culture, and such movies as Jedda , Meet Me In St Louis and The Murmuring . Revisiting Europe's colonial project in the Pacific, Body Trade exposes myths surrounding the trade in heads, cannibalism, captive white women, the display of indigenous people in fairs and circuses, the stolen generations, the 'comfort' women and the making of the exotic/erotic body. This is a lively and intriguing contribution to the study of the postcolonial body.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415938426
ISBN-10: 0415938422
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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