The Resource "Whole oceans away" : Melville and the Pacific, edited by Jill Barnum, Wyn Kelley, and Christopher Sten

"Whole oceans away" : Melville and the Pacific, edited by Jill Barnum, Wyn Kelley, and Christopher Sten

Label
"Whole oceans away" : Melville and the Pacific
Title
"Whole oceans away"
Title remainder
Melville and the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jill Barnum, Wyn Kelley, and Christopher Sten
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Essays on Melville and the culture of the Pacific"Like the young Melville, those who imagine Polynesia from the perspective of Europe or North America tend to envision a tropical garden set in a shining sea. But the Pacific experienced by a runaway American sailor in an earlier century presents a different picture, and the Pacifi c experienced by indigenous peoples of today a different one yet."--The IntroductionHerman Melville had a lifelong fascination with the Pacific and with the diverse island cultures that dotted this vast ocean. The essays in this collection articulate the intersection of Western and Pacific perspectives in Melville's work, from his early writings based on ocean voyages and encounters in the Pacific to Western modes of thought in relation to race and national identity. These essays interrogate familiar themes of Western colonialism while introducing fresh insights, including Melville's use of Pacific cartography, the art of tattooing, and his interest in evolutionary science. Using a variety of methodologies and approaches--postcolonial theory, cultural studies, linguistics, performance theory--"Whole Oceans Away" offers a valuable body of criticism for students of nineteenth-century American literature and history, cultural studies, and Pacific Rim studies
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2387
LC item number
.W48 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
"Whole oceans away" : Melville and the Pacific, edited by Jill Barnum, Wyn Kelley, and Christopher Sten
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on papers presented at the Fourth International Melville Society Conference held in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii on June 3-7, 2003
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-338) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn876592814
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 350 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631010170
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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961611
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30486737
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876592814
  • pebcs1631010166
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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