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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Missionary Discourses of Difference

Negotiating Otherness in the British Empire, 1840-1900

Authors: Cleall, E.

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Missionary Discourse examines missionary writings from India and southern Africa to explore colonial discourses about race, religion, gender and culture. The book is organised around three themes: family, sickness and violence, which were key areas of missionary concern, and important axes around which colonial difference was forged.

About the authors

ESME CLEALL studied at the University of Sheffield, UK, before completing a PhD at UCL. She currently teaches Modern History at the University of Liverpool. Her research is on the social and cultural history of Britain and its Empire and the intersections between 'race', 'gender' and 'disability' in colonial thought. Her new project investigates nineteenth-century understandings of deafness.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Difference and Discourse in the British Empire

    Cleall, Esme

    Pages 1-24

  • Representing Homes: Gender and Sexuality in Missionary Writing

    Cleall, Esme

    Pages 29-47

  • Re-Making Homes: Ambiguous Encounters and Domestic Transgressions

    Cleall, Esme

    Pages 48-73

  • Pathologising Heathenism: Discourses of Sickness and the Rise of Medical Missions

    Cleall, Esme

    Pages 79-97

  • Illness on the Mission Station: Sickness and the Presentation of the ‘Self’

    Cleall, Esme

    Pages 98-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Missionary Discourses of Difference
Book Subtitle
Negotiating Otherness in the British Empire, 1840-1900
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03239-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137032393
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29680-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33398-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 243
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