The focus of this contribution¹ is the apparent sexual offers that Polynesian women made to the first Europeans who arrived in Polynesia. If we go back to some journals written during the early voyages, which have still not been studied in as much detail as they deserve, we discover an unexpected aspect of these apparent sexual offers: the “girls’ very young” age and their “weeping.” This leads us toward a hypothesis.
|Title of host publication||A Practice of Anthropology: The Thought and Influence of Marshall Sahlins|
|Editors||Alex Golub, Daniel Rosenblatt & John D Kelly|
|Place of Publication||Montreal & Kingston, London, Chicago|
|Publisher||McGill-Queen's University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|