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Missionary families. Race, Gender and Generation on the Spiritual Frontier

Manktelow, Emily J. (2013) Missionary families. Race, Gender and Generation on the Spiritual Frontier. Studies in Imperialism . Manchester University Press, 288 pp. ISBN 978-0-7190-8758-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Missionary families were an integral component of the missionary enterprise, both as active agents on the global religious stage and as a force within the enterprise that shaped understandings and theories of mission itself. Taking the family as a legitimate unit of historical analysis in its own right for the first time, Missionary families traces changing familial policies and lived realities throughout the nineteenth century and powerfully argues for the importance of an historical understanding of the missionary enterprise informed by the complex interplay between the intimate, the personal and the professional. By looking at marriage, parenting and childhood; professionalism, vocation and domesticity; race, gender and generation, this first in-depth study of missionary families reveals their profound importance to the missionary enterprise, and concludes that mission history can no longer be written without attention to the personal, emotional and intimate aspects of missionary lives.

Item Type: Book
Additional information: questionable eprint id: 31301;
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40738 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Manktelow, Emily J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8275-9202
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