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

Author: Emily J Manktelow
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2018.
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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  Read more...
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Manktelow, Emily J.
Gender, Power and Sexual Abuse in the Pacific : Rev. Simpson's Improper Liberties.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily J Manktelow
ISBN: 9781474276368 1474276369
OCLC Number: 1042317593
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustration; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Part One Introductions; Prologue; 1 Rev. Simpson's 'Improper Liberties'; The evidence; The defence; The verdict; The end of the beginning; Part Two Contexts; 2 Approaches; Microhistory; Sexual violence; Child sexual abuse; Conclusion; 3 Our Sea of Islands; Pacific history; Oceanic worlds; Imperial Britain and the evangelical missionary movement; Mission worlds; Conclusion; 4 The South Seas Mission; First encounters; The strange case of Thomas Lewis; Conclusion; Part Three Interpretations. 5 'The Benefit of Every Doubt'How do you solve a problem like missionary children?; Scrutinizing scrutiny; Reputation, authority and identity; 6 Victim-Blaming; Sexualizing the Pacific; The faithful wife; The limits of credulity; Conclusion; 7 Gossip, Rumour and Reputation; Historicizing gossip; Gossip, gender and power; Rumour and reputation; 8 Defamation, Drunkenness and Dismissal; The Henrys of Tahiti; Defamation; Drunkenness; Dismissal; Part Four Conclusions; 9 Concluding Reflections: History, Memory and Truth-Making; Legacies of Empire in the modern world. The 'migrated archives' of colonialismHistory and child sexual abuse; Notes; Prologue; 1 Rev. Simpson's 'Improper Liberties'; 2 Approaches; 3 Our Sea of Islands; 4 The South Seas Mission; 5 'The Benefit of Every Doubt'; 6 Victim- Blaming; 7 Gossip, Rumour and Reputation; 8 Defamation, Drunkenness and Dismissal; 9 Concluding Reflections: History, Memory and Truth- Making; Bibliography; Primary Sources; Unpublished; Published; Secondary Sources; Index.

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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, and 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 allows us to interrogate the way we deal with and represent issues of abuse, authority and childhood. 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. --

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