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Tahiti Beyond the Postcard: Power, Place, and Everyday Life

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Tahiti Beyond the Postcard: Power, Place, and Everyday Life - Kahn, Miriam
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Winner of the 2013 ICAS Book Prize (Social Sciences) The "Tahiti" that most people imagine - white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and beautiful women - is a product of 18th century European romanticism and persists today as the bedrock of Tahiti's tourism industry. This postcard image, however, masks a different reality. The dreams and desires that the tourism industry promotes distract from the medical nightmares and environmental destruction caused by France's 30-year nuclear testing program in French Polynesia. ...

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Tahiti Beyond the Postcard: Power, Place, and Everyday Life 2011, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295991023

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Tahiti Beyond the Postcard: Power, Place, and Everyday Life 2011, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295991016

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