Are you being served? Sex, humour and globalisation in the cook Islands
Anthropological Forum | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2008
This paper examines how popular jokes about White women and their sexuality are utilised by Cook Islanders to negotiate relationships with outsiders, particularly Western tourists. These jokes serve to unsettle tourist images of erotic paradise populated with welcoming island women and, further, offer a humorous commentary on the inequities of global capitalism.