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Gender, Power and Sexual Abuse in the Pacific: Rev Simpson’s Improper Liberties

Manktelow, Emily J. (2018) Gender, Power and Sexual Abuse in the Pacific: Rev Simpson’s Improper Liberties. Bloomsbury., London, UK, 256 pp. ISBN 978-1-4742-7637-5. (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

In 1843 on the island of Tahiti the evangelical missionary Rev. Alexander Simpson was accused of sexually assaulting three of the female students under his care, and of taking 'improper liberties' with at least three more. The events did not come out in public for at least a decade, while Simpson's power in the local community only grew and rumblings relating to his wrong-doings were ruthlessly 'crushed'. By exploring the case of Rev. Simpson, Emily Manktelow gives us key insights into the gender, power and racial dynamics of a particular case of sexual abuse on the frontiers of European colonialism. She explores the social and sexual context of clerical abuse, considers the hierarchies of gender and power that determined how the case was handled, investigates the nature of colonialism, gender and abuse in the 19th century. The uncomfortably timely content of Gender, Power and Sexual Abuse in the Pacific is uncomfortably timely allows us to interrogate the way we deal with and represent issues of abuse, authority and childhood in the modern world. It aims to give voice to those whom the archive has silenced, and to listen to what they have to tell us about gender, sexuality and abuse in the modern world.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: James Farley
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 13:16 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65213 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Manktelow, Emily J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8275-9202
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