Postcolonial Pacific Writing: Representations of the Body (Hardback)
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Postcolonial Pacific Writing: Representations of the Body (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 17/12/2004
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This major new interdisciplinary study focuses on the representation of the body in the work of eight of Polynesia's most significant contemporary writers. Drawing on anthropology, psychoanalysis, philosophy, history and medicine, Postcolonial Pacific Writing develops an innovative postcolonial framework specific to the literatures and cultures of this region.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415299572
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm


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"The greatest strength of this book lies in its individual readings, and the elaboration of specific moments within the texts that open on to questions of embodiment and the politics of language. Similarly, the interdisciplinarity and the range of international and local theories offers a multi-perspectival approach which avoids totalising the diversity of geo-political, cultural, linguistic and literary representations... It is a rich and yet accessible book, a valuable study and scholarly resource" -- Chris Prentice, Journal of New Zealand

"I found Keown's study impressively grounded in postcolonial "new literatures"; wide-ranging in its references to New Zealand secondary scholarship while steeped in postcolonial theory; and responsive to indigenous sociopoetics, history, and narrative modes. Given that the texts she selects are among those most readily available from US and New Zealand publishers, this canon-solidifying book-with its extensive bibliography-seems primed to be a useful supplement to Pacific literature syllabi." --Paul Lyons, The Contemporary Pacific

"Keown's book is, among other things, a much needed corrective to the limited views of tricontinentalism. ...lucid and engaging... thoroughly researched and well-aruged." --Justin D. Edwards, Wasafiri

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