Essays on the ‘traffic’ in human bodies in the Pacific from the 18th century until today. International scholars examine the ‘captive body’ as it is represented in a range of media from Captain Cook’s journals and Melville’s novels to popular culture and film. This book , exposes the myths surrounding the trade in heads, cannibalism, captive white women, the display of indigenous people in fairs and circuses, Australia’s stolen generations, the ‘comfort’ women and the making of the exotic/erotic body.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2001. Softback. 296 pages. SECONDHAND