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Missionary Writing and Empire, 1800-1860


Johnston, A, Missionary Writing and Empire, 1800-1860, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 262. ISBN 0-521-82699-3 (2003) [Authored Research Book]

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Arguing that missionaries occupied ambiguous positions in colonial cultures, Anna Johnston analyzes missionary writing under the aegis of the British Empire. Johnston reveals how missionaries were caught between imperial and religious interests through an examination of texts published by the largest and most influential nineteenth-century evangelical institution, the London Missionary Society. Texts from Indian, Polynesian, and Australian missions are also examined to highlight their representation of nineteenth-century evangelical activity in relationship to gender, colonialism, and race.

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Comparative and transnational literature
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Johnston, A (Associate Professor Anna Johnston)
ID Code:27642
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2012-01-10
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