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Genders and Sexualities in History

Missionary Masculinity, 1870-1930

The Norwegian Missionaries in South-East Africa

Authors: Fjelde Tjelle, Kristin

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What kind of men were missionaries? What kind of masculinity did they represent, in ideology as well as in practice? Presupposing masculinity to be a cluster of cultural ideas and social practices that change over time and space, and not a stable entity with a natural, inherent meaning, Kristin Fjelde Tjelle seeks to answer such questions.

About the authors

Kristin Fjelde Tjelle is a historian and Director of the School of Mission and Theology in Stavanger, Norway. Her research is on the Norwegian Missionary Movement in the nineteenth and twentieth century with a particular interest in missions and gender.

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“Tjelle study is a vital and innovative component of wider historical studies of the relationship between religious belief and masculinity. ... Missionary masculinity is an important, fascinating and innovating contribution to the field of historical masculinity ... .” (Catherine Jamieson, Theology & Sexuality, Vol. 21 (2), 2016)

“Kristin Fjelde Tjelle makes a significant contribution to what is still a relatively new approach to the history of the foreign mission movement of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. … will be most useful to Africanist readers with a prior understanding of southern African history and/or the history of missions during the period under study. … Missionary Masculinity’s theoretical groundings and transnational perspective will offer significant insights into important historical questions and suggest multiple avenues for further research.” (Sara C. Jorgensen, African Studies Quarterly, Vol. 16 (1), December, 2015)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Missionaries and Masculinities

    Tjelle, Kristin Fjelde

    Pages 1-24

  • Missionary Self-Making

    Tjelle, Kristin Fjelde

    Pages 27-43

  • Proper Missionary Masculinity

    Tjelle, Kristin Fjelde

    Pages 44-65

  • Confessional Missionary Masculinity

    Tjelle, Kristin Fjelde

    Pages 66-84

  • Norwegian Missionary Masculinity and ‘Other’ Zulu Masculinity

    Tjelle, Kristin Fjelde

    Pages 85-112

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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46346-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Missionary Masculinity, 1870-1930
Book Subtitle
The Norwegian Missionaries in South-East Africa
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33636-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137336361
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33635-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46346-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 325
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