Concepts of 'the other' : the missionary wife and Pacific Islander teacher : the London Missionary Society in Papua 1871-1900

Cottier, Jeannette (1995). Concepts of 'the other' : the missionary wife and Pacific Islander teacher : the London Missionary Society in Papua 1871-1900 Honours Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Cottier, Jeannette
Thesis Title Concepts of 'the other' : the missionary wife and Pacific Islander teacher : the London Missionary Society in Papua 1871-1900
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1995
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Clive Moore
Total pages 85
Language eng
Subjects L
220405 Religion and Society
160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Formatted abstract

This study seeks to give the Pacific Islander teacher and the missionary wife - European and non-European - a place in history: more specifically, a place in the history of the London Missionary Society's Torres Strait and Papuan mission in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. It illustrates the Pacific Islander's and missionary wife's activist role despite their passive depiction in official missionary discourse. Intertwined with this primary agenda is that of locating issues of racism and sexism within the structure of patriarchal power relations. Moreover, by illustrating the essential contribution of missionary women to the nineteenth century 'civilising mission' this argument refutes the contention that expatriate women were the ruin of Empire.

Keyword London Missionary Society -- Missions -- Papua New Guinea
Women in missionary work -- Papua New Guinea

 
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