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Textilia Linnaeana: Global 18th Century Textile Traditions & Trade by Viveka Hansen (review)

Textilia Linnaeana: Global 18th Century Textile Traditions & Trade by Viveka Hansen (review) 598 the contemporary pacific • 31:2 (2019) credit, Bonshek presents all of these nized. Today, a radically unexpected voices, which are basically focused on finding is required to make much of a the shifting moral authority in and stir in the sails of the relevant dis- of Tikopian society in dialogue with courses. Or so I would have thought. modernity, as open-ended and unfinal- Viveka Hansen’s Textilia Linnaeana: ized rather than as fated to end in one Global 18th Century Textile Tradi- kind of tragedy or another. tions & Trade demonstrates that The history of research on Tikopia scholars engaged in the fundamental is rendered in clear concepts and work of their particular disciplines prose. More generally, I want to con- can have subtle yet notable contri- gratulate the publisher for the book’s butions for colleagues working in high production quality. The book is distant fields. Hansen, an expert in beautifully and liberally illustrated by eighteenth-century textiles, makes color photographs, and it is supple- a finely woven contribution to the mented by four generous appendices history of science with insights at the that list (1) all of the objects Firth intersection of emerging eighteenth- collected; (2) the holdings of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Textilia Linnaeana: Global 18th Century Textile Traditions & Trade by Viveka Hansen (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 31 (2) – Oct 3, 2019

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Abstract

598 the contemporary pacific • 31:2 (2019) credit, Bonshek presents all of these nized. Today, a radically unexpected voices, which are basically focused on finding is required to make much of a the shifting moral authority in and stir in the sails of the relevant dis- of Tikopian society in dialogue with courses. Or so I would have thought. modernity, as open-ended and unfinal- Viveka Hansen’s Textilia Linnaeana: ized rather than as fated to end in one Global 18th Century Textile Tradi- kind of tragedy or another. tions & Trade demonstrates that The history of research on Tikopia scholars engaged in the fundamental is rendered in clear concepts and work of their particular disciplines prose. More generally, I want to con- can have subtle yet notable contri- gratulate the publisher for the book’s butions for colleagues working in high production quality. The book is distant fields. Hansen, an expert in beautifully and liberally illustrated by eighteenth-century textiles, makes color photographs, and it is supple- a finely woven contribution to the mented by four generous appendices history of science with insights at the that list (1) all of the objects Firth intersection of emerging eighteenth- collected; (2) the holdings of

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 3, 2019

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