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dc.contributor.authorAtkin, Graham*
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-16T10:44:31Z
dc.date.available2018-07-16T10:44:31Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-07
dc.identifier.citationAtkin, G. (2017). Losing face among the natives: Something about tattooing and tabooing in Herman Melville's Typee. In Rees, E. (Ed.), Talking Bodies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment, Gender and Identity. (pp. 35-54). London: Palgrave Macmillanen_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-319-63777-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/621221
dc.description.abstractHerman Melville’s first novel Typee, published in 1846, is an intriguing South Sea adventure based on the author’s own experiences and narrated by ‘Tommo’, who, with his companion Toby, jumps ship and wanders into the valley of Typee, home to a tribe of suspected cannibals. This essay concentrates on a chapter in which Tommo describes his encounter with a Typeean tattooist before discussing ‘the mysterious “Taboo”’. Tommo becomes fearful that he will be ‘disfigured in such a manner as never more to have the face to return’ to civilisation. The threat of non-consensual body modification confronts narrator and reader with unsettling issues of personal and cultural identity in crisis. The analysis draws on a range of material from the fields of anthropology, psychology, literary criticism, sociology and linguistics.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319637778#otherversion=9783319637785en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjecttattoo narrativeen_US
dc.subjecttabooen_US
dc.subjectPolynesiaen_US
dc.title'Losing face among the natives': Something about tattooing and tabooing in Herman Melville's Typeeen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.internal.reviewer-noteLeave for GMen
dc.date.accepted2017-07-23
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2217-12-07
refterms.dateFCD2018-07-16T10:33:23Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
rioxxterms.publicationdate2017-12-07
dc.date.deposited2018-07-16


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