Sexual Encounters: Pacific Texts, Modern Sexualities

Sexual Encounters: Pacific Texts, Modern Sexualities

by Lee Wallace

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The conventional romantic image of the South Seas involves heterosexual pleasure awakened and released in the vicinity of a female body unconstrained by civilization, but Wallace (women's studies, U. of Auckland) finds instead that the most sexually resonant figure is the male body with a capacity for sodomitical pleasures. Parts of the study have been published in earlier form. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780801488320
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 05/06/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lee Wallace is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Auckland.

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