Their Eyes were Watching Savages: European Cultural Stereotypes and Pacific Peoples' Responses

By Helen Johnson and Robert Beveridge.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Critical examination of how stereotypes of Pacific women and men in Western literature and film can be received and contemporary Pacific peoples' responses to 'savage' imagery.

Keywords: Agency, Pacific, Otherness, Reception Analysis, Representation, Stereotypes

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.37-44. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.662MB).

Dr Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson lectures in Anthropology, Sociology, and Women's Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia, concentrating on issues of gender, indigenous women, mixed heritage and development. She has received Visiting Fellowships at the French University of the Pacific in New Caledonia, the University of British Columbia and Dalhousie University in Canada, and the University of Hawai’i – Manoa and the Five College Women’s Studies Research Centre in the USA. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals and publications such as Reader’s Guide to Women’s Studies, Reader’s Guide to the Social Sciences, The Encyclopaedia of the Developing World, The Encyclopaedia of Sociology, Ariel, Hecate, The International Journal of the Humanities, The Journal of Intercultural Studies, The Woman-Centred University:Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Encompassing Gender, Women’s Studies:An Interdisciplinary Anthology, Sexual Positions: An Australian View and This Bridge We Call Home.

Robert Beveridge

Robert Beveridge lectures in media policy at Napier University, Edinburgh and tutors for Edinburgh and the Open Universities and guest lectures for Michigan State University.He is also a Director of the Voice of the Listener & Viewer Ltd, a UK based advocacy group which seeks to promote quality and diversity in public service broadcasting.


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