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Title The Bounty from the beach : cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary essays / edited by Sylvie Largeaud-Ortega.

Imprint Canberra : ANU Press, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource
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Series Pacific Ser.
Pacific Ser.
Summary This selection of cross-disciplinary essays around the Bounty capitalises on a widely shared fascination for the Bounty story in order to draw scholarly attention to Oceania. It aims to reorient the Bounty focus away from the West, where most Bounty narratives and studies have emerged, to the Pacific, where most of the original events unfolded. It investigates the Bounty heritage from the standpoint of the beach, Greg Dening's metaphor for culture contact and conflict in the Pacific Islands: this liminal place that transforms Islanders and voyagers, islands and ships, each time it is crossed. It analyses the way newcomers create new islands, and how these changes may occasionally impact the world. This volume examines the 'little people', to use another of Dening's expressions, who stand 'on both sides of the beach': they are Polynesian or European or, as beaches are crossed and remade, no longer one without the other, but bound together in processes of change. Among these people are Bounty sailors, beachcombers, Pitcairners and indigenous Pacific Islanders of the past and the present. This collection also explores the works of some renowned Western writers and actors who, turning mutineers after their own fashion and in their own times, themselves crossed the beach and attempted to illuminate the 'little people' involved in the Bounty narratives. These prominent writers and actors put the spotlight on characters who were silenced on account of race, class or geographical distance from the dominant centres of power. Inspired by Dening's empowering voice, our purpose is to fill that silence. Just as it criss-crosses the ocean, progressing with the ship through time and space, The Bounty from the Beach ranges far and wide across disciplines, methodologies and scholarly styles. Its multidisciplinary course contributes to illuminate the multiple ways in which the Bounty heritage embraces diverse horizons. It throws light on the colonial discourse that undertook to stifle Pacific Islander agency, and the neocolonial policies that have been applied to Oceania, and still are: hegemonic moves that have led to global environmental, nuclear and ecological hazards. As a whole, the collection contends that what unfolds in this vast ocean matters: the stakes are high for the whole human community.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-262).
Contents Intro; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1. Contextualising the Bounty in Pacific Maritime Culture; 2. Pitcairn before the Mutineers: Revisiting the Isolation of a Polynesian Island; 3. Reading the Bodies of the Bounty Mutineers; 4. Nordhoff and Hall's Mutiny on the Bounty: A Piece of Colonial Historical Fiction; 5. A Ship is Burning: Jack London's 'The Seed of McCoy' (Tales of the Pacific, 1911), or Sailing Away from Pitcairn; 6. Brando on the Bounty; 7. Bounty Relics: Trading in the Legacy of Myth and Mutiny; Bibliography
Language English.
Access National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries Online access with authorization. star AU-CaNED
Subject Bounty (Ship)
Bounty (Ship) (OCoLC)fst00555396
Bounty Mutiny (1789) (OCoLC)fst00837141
Bounty Mutiny, 1789.
Colonization -- Social aspects -- History.
Oceania -- Description and travel.
Oceania -- Colonial influence.
Australasian & Pacific history.
Colonialism & imperialism.
Colonial influence. (OCoLC)fst01352432
Colonization -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01352477
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Oceania. (OCoLC)fst01242982
Chronological Term 1789
Indexed Term Colonisation
Pacific history
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Largeaud-Ortega, Sylvie, 1961-
Other Form: Print version: Largeaud-Ortega, Sylvie. Bounty from the Beach : Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Essays. Canberra : ANU Press, 2018
ISBN 1760462454 (electronic bk.)
9781760462451 (electronic bk.)
9781760462444 (paperback)
1760462446 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.22459/BB.10.2018 doi

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