Apotheosis of Captain Cook European Mythmaking in the Pacific
Edition: 2nd 1992 (Revised)
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Description: Here Gananath Obeyesekere debunks one of the most enduring myths of imperialism, civilization, and conquest: the notion that the Western civilizer is a god to savages. Using shipboard journals and logs kept by Captain James Cook and his officers, Obeyesekere reveals the captain as both the self-conscious civilizer and as the person who, his mission gone awry, becomes a "savage" himself. In this new edition ofThe Apotheosis of Captain Cook, the author addresses, in a lengthy afterword, Marshall Sahlins's 1994 book,How "Natives" Think, which was a direct response to this work.
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/14/1997
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|Captain Cook and the European Imagination|
|Improvisation Rationality and Savage Thought|
|The Third Coming: A Flashback to the South Seas|
|The Visit to Tahiti and the Destruction of Eimeo|
|The Discovery of Hawaii|
|The Thesis of the Apotheosis|
|Further Objections to the Apotheosis: Maculate Perceptions and Cultural Conceptions|
|Anthropology and Pseudo-History|
|Politics and the Apotheosis: A Hawaiian Perspective|
|The Other Lono: Omiah, the Dalai Lama of the Hawaiians|
|Cook, Lono, and the Makahiki Festival|
|The Narrative Resumed: The Last Days|
|The Death of Cook: British and Hawaiian Versions|
|Language Games and the European Apotheosis of James Cook|
|The Humanist Myth in New Zealand History|
|The Resurrection and Return of James Cook|
|The Versions of the Apotheosis in the Traditions of Sea Voyagers|
|Cook, Fornication, and Evil: The Myth of the Missionaries|
|On Native Histories: Myth, Debate, and Contentious Discourse|
|Monterey Melons; or, A Native's Reflection on the Topic of Tropical Tropes|
|Myth Models in Anthropological Narrative|
|The Mourning and the Aftermath|
|The Destruction of Hikiau and the Death of William Watman|
|Kalii and the Divinity of Kings|