Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2015

288 Pages | 11 Illustrations, black & white, 9 Line drawings, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719096709

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Missionary Families

Race, Gender and Generation on the Spiritual Frontier

Emily J. Manktelow

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • First comprehensive and complex history of missionary families and their impact upon the missionary enterprise
  • Fuses cultural, postcolonial and gendered approaches to history to bring current preoccupations with gender, intimacy and family history into relation with colonial history and the history of mission in new and more coherent ways
  • Makes essential contributions to debates on missions and race, the professionalism of missionary women, and the rise and fall of the 'civilising mission'
  • Leads the field into new and exciting directions: missionary masculinity, the importance of life-cycle and life-stage to mission history, and the profound impact of missionary children upon the enterprise

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