Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Apotheosis of Captain Cook - rev edition

Apotheosis of Captain Cook (ISBN10: 0691057524; ISBN13: 9780691057521)
ISBN13: 978-0691057521
ISBN10: 0691057524

Summary: In January 1778 Captain James Cook "discovered" the Hawaiian islands and was hailed by the native peoples as their returning god Lono. On a return trip, after a futile attempt to discover the Northwest Passage, Cook was killed in what modern anthropologists and historians interpret as a ritual sacrifice of the fertility god. Questioning the circumstances surrounding Cook's so-called divinity - or apotheosis - and his death, Gananath Obeyesekere debunks ...show moreone of the most enduring myths of imperialism, civilization, and conquest: the notion that the Western civilizer is a god to savages. Through a close reexamination of Cook's grueling final voyage, his increasingly erratic behavior, his strained relations with the Hawaiians, and the violent death he met at their hands, Obeyesekere rewrites an important segment of British and Hawaiian history in a way that challenges Eurocentric views of non-Western cultures. The discrepancies between Cook the legend and the person come alive in a narrative based on shipboard journals and logs kept by the captain and his officers. In these accounts Obeyesekere sees Cook as both the self-conscious civilizer and as the person who, his mission gone awry, becomes a "savage" himself - during the last voyage it was Cook's destructive side that dominated. After examining various versions of the "Cook myth," the author argues that the Hawaiians did not apotheosize the captain but revered him as a chief on par with their own. The blurring of conventional distinctions between history, hagiography, and myth, Obeyesekere maintains, requires us to examine the presuppositions that go into the writing of history and anthropology. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: REV 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 11/24/1997
International: No

View Author Bio
View Review
View Table of Contents



List Price: $35.00
Used $17.50
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $9.99
Due back 12/19/2014
Rental
Save $25.01 (71%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

21 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Apotheosis of Captain Cook
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (21)  |  New (6)  |  Like New (1)  |  Very Good (3)  |  Good (8)  |  Acceptable (3)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$17.50
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$33.90
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
AtlantaBookCompany
Atlanta, GA
Seller Rating: 4.59
Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our ma ...show moreilers are 100% recyclable. ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Free State Books
Halethorpe, MD
Seller Rating: 4.54
Free State Books. Never settle for less.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Better World Books
Mishawaka, IN
Seller Rating: 4.63
Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
$2.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Bookbyte-OR
Salem, OR
Seller Rating: 4.57
May include moderately worn cover, writing, markings or slight discoloration. SKU:9780691057521-4-0
$7.49
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
LVeritas
Newton, MA
Seller Rating: 0
Very good Gently used book; clean, unmarked pages; superficial wear to cover. The cover has curled corners. The cover has visible markings and wear. -Fast Shipping.
$14.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
omgtextbooks
Pueblo West, CO
Seller Rating: 4.17
Princeton, NJ 1997 Trade paperback Revised ed. Good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 344 p. Contains: Illustrations.
$17.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$20.16
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Big Planet Books
Burbank, CA
Seller Rating: 3.5
1997-11-24 Paperback Good Expedited shipping is available for this item!
$20.16
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Big Planet Books
Burbank, CA
Seller Rating: 3.5
1997-11-24 Paperback Good Expedited shipping is available for this item!
$20.57
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Firepowerguy VA
Midland, VA
Seller Rating: 4.66
1997-11-24 Paperback New NEW. NO remainder markings. A brand new book perfect inside and out.
Page:   1     2     3     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close