Missionary Discourses of Difference Hardback

Negotiating Otherness in the British Empire, C.1840-1900

by Esme Cleall;


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Missionary Discourses of Difference

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Through their copious published writings, missionaries conveyed their experiences and anxieties about people and cultures they encountered in a much-consumed strand of colonial discourse, that allowed the British public to imagine the remote countries they inhabited. Using research that draws on these writings from missionaries in southern Africa and India, Missionary Discourses of Difference is organised into three important themes of imperial and postcolonial scholarship and major missionary concern: family, sickness and violence. Each thematic section considers both how missionaries represented race, religion, gender and culture and how their thinking was shaped by anxieties about their own experiences. This two-pronged approach allows for a sustained interrogation of the interplay between self and other in missionary writing and probes the limits of inclusion beneath the missionary commitment to universalism.

Missionary Discourses of Difference by Esme Cleall was published by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2012. The ISBN for Missionary Discourses of Difference is 9780230296800.

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Page last updated 11th March 2012
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (June 2012)
Weight429g
Number of Pages256
Thickness19 mm
Height224 mm
Width144 mm
ISBN9780230296800
ISBN-100230296807
Product Code4033443
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