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

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
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa Smith
Creator
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.48/24096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.F66
LC item number
S625 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical perspectives on empire
Label
Intimate strangers : friendship, exchange and Pacific encounters, Vanessa Smith
Link
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 323 p.
Isbn
9780521728782
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010014313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn608491162
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn697279240
Label
Intimate strangers : friendship, exchange and Pacific encounters, Vanessa Smith
Link
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 323 p.
Isbn
9780521728782
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010014313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn608491162
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn697279240

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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