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Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850


Turnbull, P, Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850, Journal of Pacific History, 50, (3) pp. 377-379. ISSN 0022-3344 (2015) [Review Single Work]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00223344.2015.1074328


This book is the product of a nearly 20-year critical engagement with the written and visual records of European voyaging in Oceania. Douglas originally envisaged a study of how the agency of peoples in the Pacific and Australasia challenged 18th-century voyagers’ assumptions about them, while unsettling voyagers’ senses of self and social identity. Yet she was intrigued by the growing salience of racial thinking within European records of encounters with these peoples, and the complexities of ideas and arguments about the nature and origins of bodily and psychological difference that these encounters provoked from the early 16th century onwards.

Item Details

Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:book review, science, voyages
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Historical studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding past societies not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Turnbull, P (Professor Paul Turnbull)
ID Code:119410
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-08-01
Last Modified:2017-08-01

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