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The communion of women : missions and gender in colonial Africa and the British metropole

Author: Elizabeth E Prevost
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elizabeth Prevost examines the massive Protestant campaign of female missionary expansion between the 1860s and 1930s, through a comparison of Anglican women's experience in Uganda and Madigascar.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth E Prevost
ISBN: 9780191573347 0191573345 9780199570744 0199570744
OCLC Number: 819412350
Description: 1 online resource (x, 312 p.)
Contents: Introduction: Missionary Feminism ; PART I: ENCOUNTERING GENDER AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE AFRICAN MISSION FIELD ; 1. The Pedagogy of Protection: Female Education in Madagascar, 1867-1901 ; 2. Beyond Baptism: The Politics of Conversion in Uganda, 1895-1907 ; 3. Christianizing Womanhood in Madagascar, 1901-1923 ; 4. Christianizing Womanhood in Uganda, 1910-1930 ; PART II: EVANGELIZING AND EMANCIPATING THE METROPOLE ; 5. Rethinking Christianity and Colonialism in the Wake of Total War ; 6. Feminizing Church and State: Mission Christianity and Gender Politics, 1910-1928 ; 7. Globalizing Christian 'Sisterhood,' 1900-1930 ; Conclusion
Responsibility: Elizabeth E. Prevost.

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A meticulously researched, closely written and intriguing book. * Pamela Welch, British Scholar *

 
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