Body Trade: Captivity, Cannibalism, and Colonialism in the Pacific
- List Price: $35.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: George Braziller Inc
- Publish date: 07/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780807614952
- ISBN10: 0807614955
The essays contained in Body Trade cover an extraordinary range of topics from events, exhibitions, and artworks dating from the time of Captain Cook's voyages in the Pacific, to a discussion of contemporary film, video, literature, and painting. They explore the West's fascination with the body of the "other": the body as primitive, captive, cannibalized, tattooed, and erotic.
This book makes a significant contribution to the field of cultural studies and will interest all those who are involved in fine arts, film, anthropology, indigenous studies, and history, as well as the general public.