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Facing the Pacific : Polynesia and the U.S. imperial imagination, Jeffrey Geiger

Label
Facing the Pacific : Polynesia and the U.S. imperial imagination
Title
Facing the Pacific
Title remainder
Polynesia and the U.S. imperial imagination
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Geiger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The enduring popularity of Polynesia in western literature, art, and film attests to the pleasures that Pacific islands have, over the centuries, afforded the consuming gaze of the west--connoting solitude, release from cares, and, more recently, self-renewal away from urbanized modern life. Facing the Pacific is the first study to offer a detailed look at the United States' intense engagement with the myth of the South Seas just after the First World War, when, at home, a popular vogue for all things Polynesian seemed to echo the expansion of U.S. imperialist activities abroad. Jeffrey Geiger looks at a variety of texts that helped to invent a vision of Polynesia for U.S. audiences, focusing on a group of writers and filmmakers whose mutual fascination with the South Pacific drew them together--and would eventually drive some of them apart. Key figures discussed in this volume are Frederick O'Brien, author of the bestseller White Shadows in the South Seas; filmmaker Robert Flaherty and his wife, Frances Hubbard Flaherty, who collaborated on Moana; director W.S. Van Dyke, who worked with Robert Flaherty on MGM's adaptation of White Shadows; and Expressionist director F.W. Murnau, whose last film, Tabu, was co-directed with Flaherty
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geiger, Jeffrey
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oceania
  • United States
  • Imperialism
  • Oceania
  • Public opinion
  • Popular culture
  • Oceania
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Oceania
  • Imperialism in motion pictures
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Imperialism in motion pictures
  • International relations
  • Literature
  • Motion pictures
  • Popular culture
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion, American
  • Oceania
  • United States
Label
Facing the Pacific : Polynesia and the U.S. imperial imagination, Jeffrey Geiger
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The garden and the wilderness : tropes of order and disorder -- Idylls and ruins : Frederick O'Brien in the Marquesas -- Searching for Moana : Frances Hubbard and Robert J. Flaherty in Samoa -- The front and back of paradise : W.S. Van Dyke and MGM in Tahiti -- The homoerotic exotic : from C.W. Stoddard to Tabu
Control code
ocn256470546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862459
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt668jxs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256470546
Label
Facing the Pacific : Polynesia and the U.S. imperial imagination, Jeffrey Geiger
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The garden and the wilderness : tropes of order and disorder -- Idylls and ruins : Frederick O'Brien in the Marquesas -- Searching for Moana : Frances Hubbard and Robert J. Flaherty in Samoa -- The front and back of paradise : W.S. Van Dyke and MGM in Tahiti -- The homoerotic exotic : from C.W. Stoddard to Tabu
Control code
ocn256470546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862459
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt668jxs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256470546

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