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Body Trade
By Barbara Creed, Jeanette Hoorn

Body Trade is the first scholarly book to explore postcolonial issues in relation to the body in Australia and the Pacific. The essays cover an extraordinary range of topics, from events, exhibitions and art works dating from the time of Captain Cook's voyages in the Pacific, to a discussion of contemporary film, video, literature and painting.

A team of international scholars from a range of disciplines - anthropology, literature, film, art history and cultural studies - explore the west's fascination with the body of the 'other': the body as primitive, captive, cannibalised, tattooed and erotic. Features fascinating illustrations.

Barbara Creed is associate professor and head of the cinema studies program in the department of fine arts at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Monstrous Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Routledge Press) and has written on Hollywood film in a range of prestigious journals.

Jeanette Hoorn teaches in the cinema studies program at the University of Melbourne. She is the editor of Strange Women: Studies in Art and Gender (Melbourne University Press), the co-editor (with David Goodman) of Vox Republicae: Feminism and the Republic (Latrobe University Press) and has written on Australian art and popular culture.

ISBN: 1864031840

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