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Selling "Sites of Desire": Paradise in Reality Television, Tourism, and Real Estate Promotion in Vanuatu

McDonnell, Siobhan


In a continuum from early voyages of "discovery," Pacific landscapes continue to be created through the visual representations and geographical imaginings that inform foreign desires. Just as early exploration narratives and paintings fashioned the Pacific as an exotic Eden peopled with alluring women, contemporary media manufactures Pacific landscapes as sites of desire. Beginning with the filming of the Survivor reality television series, this article explores how the visual representations...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: The Contemporary Pacific
DOI: 10.1353/cp.2018.0033
Access Rights: Open Access


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