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The Resource Dark paradise : Pacific Islands in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jenn Fuller

Dark paradise : Pacific Islands in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jenn Fuller

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Dark paradise : Pacific Islands in the nineteenth-century British imagination
Title
Dark paradise
Title remainder
Pacific Islands in the nineteenth-century British imagination
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Jenn Fuller
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Language
eng
Summary
"The discovery of the Pacific islands amplified the qualities of mystery and exoticism already associated with 'foreign' islands. Their 'savage' peoples, their isolation, and their sheer beauty fascinated British visitors across the long nineteenth century. Dark Paradise argues that while the British originally believed the islands to be commercial paradises or perfect sites for missionary endeavours, as the century progressed, their optimistic vision transformed to portray darker realities. As a result, these islands act as a 'breaking point' for British theories of imperialism, colonialism, and identity. The book traces the changing British attitudes towards imperial settlement as the early view of 'island as paradise' gives way to a fear of the hostile islanders and examines how this revelation undermined a key tenant of British imperialism -- that they were the 'superior' or 'civilized' islanders."--
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BTCTA
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810/820
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR451
LC item number
.F85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture
Label
Dark paradise : Pacific Islands in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jenn Fuller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-190) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 195 pages
Isbn
9781474413848
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936350933
  • (OCoLC)ocn936350933
Label
Dark paradise : Pacific Islands in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jenn Fuller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 195 pages
Isbn
9781474413848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936350933
  • (OCoLC)ocn936350933

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