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Intimate strangers : friendship, exchange and Pacific encounters, Vanessa Smith

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Intimate strangers : friendship, exchange and Pacific encounters
Title
Intimate strangers
Title remainder
friendship, exchange and Pacific encounters
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Vanessa Smith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Louis Antoine de Bougainville reached Tahiti in 1768 he was struck by the way in which 'all these people came crying out tayo, which means friend, and gave a thousand signs of friendship; they all asked nails and ear-rings of us'. Reading the archive of early contact in Oceania against European traditions of thinking about intimacy and exchange, Vanessa Smith illuminates the traditions and desires that led de Bougainville and other European voyagers consistently to believe that the first word they heard in the Pacific was the word for friendship. Her book encompasses forty years of encounter from the arrival of the Dolphin in Tahiti in June 1767, through Cook's and Bligh's voyages, to early missionary and beachcomber settlement in the Marquesas. It unpacks both the political and emotional significances of ideas of friendship for late eighteenth-century European, and particularly British, explorations of Oceania"--
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Smith, Vanessa
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical perspectives on empire
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Friendship
  • East and West
Label
Intimate strangers : friendship, exchange and Pacific encounters, Vanessa Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: amicable signs; Part I. Making Contact: 1. Crowd scenes; 2. Receiving strangers; 3. Calculated affection; 4. Performance anxieties; Part II. Particular Friendships: 5. Fellow traveling; 6. Ruinous friendships; 7. Prizeable companions
Control code
FIEb17750623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780521437516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2010014313
  • (OCoLC)608491162
Label
Intimate strangers : friendship, exchange and Pacific encounters, Vanessa Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: amicable signs; Part I. Making Contact: 1. Crowd scenes; 2. Receiving strangers; 3. Calculated affection; 4. Performance anxieties; Part II. Particular Friendships: 5. Fellow traveling; 6. Ruinous friendships; 7. Prizeable companions
Control code
FIEb17750623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780521437516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2010014313
  • (OCoLC)608491162

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