Mr. Bligh's Bad Language : Passion, Power & Theater on the "Bounty

By: Dening, Greg

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"Captain Bligh" is a cliche of our times for the extravagant and violent misuse of power. In fact, William Bligh was one of the least physically violent disciplinarians in the British navy. That paradox inspires the author to ask why, then, did Bligh have a mutiny? Its answer is to display the theatricality of naval institutions and the mythologizing power of history. Mr Bligh's Bad Language is an anthropological and historical study of the mutiny on the Bounty, and its role in society and culture. Throughout the book, Greg Dening draws on a wide range of intellectual influences, ending with the cinematic versions of the mutiny in the twentieth century.

Title: Mr. Bligh's Bad Language : Passion, Power & Theater on the "Bounty

Author Name: Dening, Greg

Categories: Bligh & The Bounty,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Cambridge University Press, 1992: 1992

ISBN Number: 0521383706

ISBN Number 13: 9780521383707

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 050734

Description: Jacket price clipped, front flap creased vertically.

Keywords: BOUNTY SHIP BLIGH WILLIAM 1754 1817 PITCAIRN ISLAND TRANSPORTATION SHIPS SHIPBUILDING HISTORY 0 521 38370 6 EXPLORATION & TRAVEL