The Euro-American psyche and the imaging of Samoa in the early 20th century

Quanchi, Max (2007) The Euro-American psyche and the imaging of Samoa in the early 20th century. The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 2007, pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

Drawing on English language sources and material from Western Samoa (now Samoa), this examination of photographically illustrated serial encyclopaedia and magazines proposes an alternative historical analysis of the colonial photographs of Samoa, the most extensively covered field in Oceanic photographic studies. Photographs published between the 1890s and World War II were not necessarily from that era, and despite claims in the text of illustrated publications of an unchanged, enduring, archaic tradition in Samoa, the amazing variety of content and subject matter often offered contradictory evidence, depicting a modern, adaptive and progressive Samoa. Contrary to orthodox historical analysis, the images of Samoa in illustrated magazines and encyclopaedia were not limited to a small, repetitive gallery of partially clothed women and costumed chiefs.

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ID Code: 26310
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Photography, Samoa, History, Pacific, Magazines
ISSN: 1557-4660
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Max Quanchi
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2009 05:38
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2010 01:31

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