Ch. 1. Reading Oral Texts -- Ch. 2. On and in the Fringes -- Ch. 3. Naive Books in the Pacific -- Ch. 4. Coming of Age in the Late 17th and Early 18th Century -- Ch. 5. Defoe's Cynical Journey to the Interpreted Text -- Ch. 6. The So-Called "Indians" and the Textualizing and Contextualization of European Colonialist Discourse -- Ch. 7. My Cow Comes to Haunt Me: Part I - Savages, Bush-Rangers, Cows and Other Fauna of Australia -- Ch. 8. My Cow Comes to Haunt Me: Part II - The Question of Civilization and Textualization
"European explorers, travellers, and novelists constructing textual selves and imagining the unthinkable in lands and islands beyond the sea from Christopher Columbus to Alexander von Humboldt."