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THE APOTHEOSIS OF CAPTAIN COOK: EUROPEAN MYTHMAKING IN THE PACIFIC

By: Obeyesekere, Gananath

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000044491

ISBN: 0691036217

Condition: Good


Here Gananath Obeyesekere debunks one of the most enduring myths of imperia lism, civilization, and conquest: the notion that the Western civilizer is a god to savages. Using shipboard journals and logs kept by Captain James C ook and his officers, Obeyesekere reveals the captain as both the self-cons cious civilizer and as the person who, his mission gone awry, becomes a "sa vage" himself. In this new edition of The 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 w... View more info