Postcolonial Pacific Writing: Representations of the Body

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Contents
List of figuresxi
Acknowledgementsxiii
Introduction 1
1 Postcolonial dystopias: race, allegory and the Polynesian body in the writing of Albert Wendt 16
2 'Gauguin is dead': Sia Figiel and the Polynesian female body 38
3 Purifying the abject body: satire and scatology in Epeli Hau'ofa's Kisses in the Nederends61
4 Alistair Te Ariki Campbell: mental illness and postcoloniality 84
5 Remoulding the body politic: Keri Hulme's The Bone People102
6 Disease, colonialism and the national 'body': Witi Ihimaera's The Dream Swimmer127
7 Language and the corporeal: Patricia Grace's Baby No-Eyes149
8 The narcissistic body: Alan Duff s Once Were Warriors170
Conclusion: reinscribing the Polynesian body 191
Notes199
Bibliography213
Index229

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Figures xi
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Postcolonial Dystopias 16
  • 2 - 'Gauguin is Dead' 38
  • 3 - Purifying the Abject Body 61
  • 4 - Alistair Te Ariki Campbell 84
  • 5 - Remoulding the Body Politic 102
  • 6 - Disease, Colonialism and the National 'Body' 127
  • 7 - Language and the Corporeal 149
  • 8 - The Narcissistic Body: 170
  • Conclusion 191
  • Notes 199
  • Bibliography 213
  • Index 229
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