Palgrave Studies in Pacific History

Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850

Authors: Douglas, B.

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Blending global scope with local depth, this book throws new light on important themes. Spanning four centuries and vast space, it combines the history of ideas with particular histories of encounters between European voyagers and Indigenous people in Oceania (Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands).

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'Bronwen Douglas has produced a volume rich in images and accounts about a crucial period of European expansion into the Pacific Ocean. Her emphasis on 'race' as a European metropolitan as well as a Pacific concept adds to our understanding of the developing histories about Pacific worlds. Douglas' book figures as an important read not only for Pacific experts but needs to be placed alongside similar historical developments in the Atlantic and the Indian oceans.' - Rainer F. Buschmann, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, USA; International Journal of Maritime History

'This book is an outstanding achievement in terms of theoretical innovation and mastery of a wealth of historical detail.' - Paul Turnbull, University of Tasmania, Australia; The Journal of Pacific History

'Bronwen Douglas' book is a well-researched and considered examination of the history and language of race that continues her previous work regarding encounters, Oceania, science and race. ... It is an impressive piece of research and analysis.' - Amanda Lourie, Deakin University, Australia; Journal of Australian Studies

'...this book is an important contribution to our understanding of the history of racial thought in Oceania and the nature of encounters between European explorers and the region's inhabitants.' - Tristan Mostert, Leiden University, The Netherlands, Itinerario

'This study is [...] crucial to an understanding not only of mobility and the concept of race but also the history and contemporary politics of Oceania.' - Nicole Starbuck, University of Adelaide, Australia, Transfers


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Indigenous Presence to the Science of Race

    Douglas, Bronwen

    Pages 3-35

  • Before Races: Barbarity, Civility, & Salvation in the

    Douglas, Bronwen

    Pages 39-73

  • Towards Races: Ambivalent Encounters in the South Seas

    Douglas, Bronwen

    Pages 74-105

  • Seeing Races: Confronting ‘Savages’ in

    Douglas, Bronwen

    Pages 106-157

  • Meeting Agency: Islanders, Voyagers, & Races in the

    Douglas, Bronwen

    Pages 161-200

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Hardcover $115.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Pacific History
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30589-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137305893
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30588-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 361
Topics