The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the by Gananath Obeyesekere

By Gananath Obeyesekere

Here Gananath Obeyesekere debunks essentially the most enduring myths of imperialism, civilization, and conquest: the idea that the Western civilizer is a god to savages. utilizing shipboard journals and logs stored via Captain James prepare dinner and his officials, Obeyesekere unearths the captain as either the self-conscious civilizer and because the one who, his venture long gone awry, turns into a "savage" himself.

In this new version of The Apotheosis of Captain Cook, the writer addresses, in a long afterword, Marshall Sahlins's 1994 publication, How "Natives" Think, which used to be an instantaneous reaction to this work.

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