FREE Delivery in the UK.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we dispatch the item.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
+ £2.80 delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Ships from the USA! Expected delivery 7-21 days Fine. Paperback. Originally published at $19.95.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Sexual Encounters: Pacific Texts, Modern Sexualities Paperback – 6 May 2003


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
£22.99
£12.00 £9.50
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press; 1 edition (6 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080148832X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801488320
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,659,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description

Review

"Focuses on expressions of male homoerotic fantasy in the Western literature and art of South Sea exploration."

--Chronicle of Higher Education

"In Sexual Encounters: Pacific d104s, Modern Sexualities, Lee Wallace proposes a new understanding of the erotics and ambivalences of encounters between Euro-Americans and Polynesians.... Wallace argues that contact placed at issue not--as he has been widely assumed--degrees of heterosexual freedom, but rather the cultural permutations of male relationships. The book reveals its brilliance at the level of close reading. It proceeds through a series of beguiling exegeses that cumulatively expose some of the blind spots in recent reappraisals of Pacific encounters.... Her approach to the alternately prurient, fascinated or studiously silent documents of early contact is a mode of interstitial analysis, always necessitated in reading archives of encounters between oral and literate cultures, and acquiring an added imperative for Wallace by the absence of explicit referencing of homosexuality in her chosen texts. She theorizes the challenge to speak for her subject skillfully and directly, never resorting to the knee-jerk double-entendre of vulgar Freudianism."

--Vanessa Smith, University of Sydney "Journal of Polynesian Society "

"Lee Wallace's exceptional book argues an original thesis in language which is consummate, zesty, and witty--even brilliant."

--Margaret Jolly, Australian National University

"Sexual Encounters bursts with absorbing information about sexuality and the South Pacific.... The overall thesis of the work, however, is absolutely compelling: heterosexist assumptions have blinkered both Western fantasies about Polynesia and critiques of those fantasies."

--Robert Deam Tobin, Whitman College "H-Net Reviews "

"Sexual Encounters is a well-researched, critically imaginative, and intellectually astute book. I found Wallace's forceful--but thoughtful--engagement with powerful critiques by leading scholars such as Peter Brooks and Marshall Sahlins truly refreshing and thought-provoking."

--Joseph Bristow, author of Effeminate England: Homoerotic Writing after 1885

Review

"Focuses on expressions of male homoerotic fantasy in the Western literature and art of South Sea exploration."

(Chronicle of Higher Education)

"In Sexual Encounters: Pacific Texts, Modern Sexualities, Lee Wallace proposes a new understanding of the erotics and ambivalences of encounters between Euro-Americans and Polynesians.... Wallace argues that contact placed at issue not―as he has been widely assumed―degrees of heterosexual freedom, but rather the cultural permutations of male relationships. The book reveals its brilliance at the level of close reading. It proceeds through a series of beguiling exegeses that cumulatively expose some of the blind spots in recent reappraisals of Pacific encounters.... Her approach to the alternately prurient, fascinated or studiously silent documents of early contact is a mode of interstitial analysis, always necessitated in reading archives of encounters between oral and literate cultures, and acquiring an added imperative for Wallace by the absence of explicit referencing of homosexuality in her chosen texts. She theorizes the challenge to speak for her subject skillfully and directly, never resorting to the knee-jerk double-entendre of vulgar Freudianism."

(Vanessa Smith, University of Sydney Journal of Polynesian Society)

"Lee Wallace's exceptional book argues an original thesis in language which is consummate, zesty, and witty―even brilliant."

(Margaret Jolly, Australian National University)

"Sexual Encounters bursts with absorbing information about sexuality and the South Pacific.... The overall thesis of the work, however, is absolutely compelling: heterosexist assumptions have blinkered both Western fantasies about Polynesia and critiques of those fantasies."

(Robert Deam Tobin, Whitman College H-Net Reviews)

"Sexual Encounters is a well-researched, critically imaginative, and intellectually astute book. I found Wallace's forceful―but thoughtful―engagement with powerful critiques by leading scholars such as Peter Brooks and Marshall Sahlins truly refreshing and thought-provoking."

(Joseph Bristow, author of Effeminate England: Homoerotic Writing after 1885)

See all Product description

Customer reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 3.3 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
Thomas Kiefer
2.0 out of 5 starsAgonizing Polemics to Waste a Day
9 November 2007 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful.
Bevan Wallace
5.0 out of 5 starsA new dimension to colonisation
7 September 2003 - Published on Amazon.com
4 people found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?