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Unsettled Narratives: The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and London David Farrier

Unsettled Narratives: The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and London

David Farrier

Published July 25th 2014
ISBN : 9781138813939
Paperback
256 pages
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In the nineteenth-century Pacific, the production of a text of encounter occurred in tandem with the production of a settled space- asserting settler presence through the control of the space and the context of the encounter. Indigenous resistanceMoreIn the nineteenth-century Pacific, the production of a text of encounter occurred in tandem with the production of a settled space- asserting settler presence through the control of the space and the context of the encounter. Indigenous resistance therefore took place through modes of representation that unsettled the text. This book considers the work of four Western visitors to the Pacific - Robert Louis Stevenson, William Ellis, Herman Melville, and Jack London - and the consequences for the written text and the experience of cross-cultural encounter when encounter is reduced to writing.