Kate Darian-Smith

Kate Darian-Smith reviews 'Strangers in the South Seas: The idea of the Pacific in western thought' by Richard Lansdown

April 2007, no. 290 01 April 2007
Kate Darian-Smith reviews 'Strangers in the South Seas: The idea of the Pacific in western thought' by Richard Lansdown
At the close of the twentieth century, in the tradition of countless Westerners before him, British travel writer Julian Evans travelled around the Pacific. At the Kwajalein atoll in the independent republic of the Marshall Islands, he found the resident US missile testing base to be efficient, clean and ‘tidy, quiet, ordinary: suburban trailer-park America at its best’. No Marshallese lived a ... (read more)