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Longfellow's Tattoos
     

Longfellow's Tattoos

by Christine M. E. Guth
 

ISBN-10: 0295984562

ISBN-13: 9780295984568

Pub. Date: 09/04/2004

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Charles Longfellow, son of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, arrived in Yokohama in 1871, intending a brief visit, and stayed for two years. He returned to Boston laden with photographs, curios, and art objects, as well as the elaborate tattoos he had “collected” on his body. His journals, correspondence, and art collection dramatically demonstrate

Overview

Charles Longfellow, son of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, arrived in Yokohama in 1871, intending a brief visit, and stayed for two years. He returned to Boston laden with photographs, curios, and art objects, as well as the elaborate tattoos he had “collected” on his body. His journals, correspondence, and art collection dramatically demonstrate America’s early impressions of Japanese culture, and his personal odyssey illustrates the impact on both countries of globetrotting tourism.

Interweaving Longfellow’s experiences with broader issues of tourism and cultural authenticity, Christine Guth discusses the ideology of tourism and the place of Japan within nineteenth-century round-the-world travel. This study goes beyond simplistic models of reciprocal influence and authenticity to a more synergistic account of cross-cultural dynamics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295984568
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
09/04/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsNote to the ReaderIntroduction1. Globe-Trotting in Japan2. Picturing Japan3. Paradise of Curios4. Embodying Japan5. Domesticating JapanEpilogueNotesSelected BibliographyIndex

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