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Protestant missionary children's lives, c.1870-1950

Empire, religion and emotion

By Hugh Morrison

Protestant missionary children's lives, c.1870-1950
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  • ISBN: 9781526156785
  • Publish Date: Feb 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9781526156778
  • Publish Date: Mar 2024
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    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-5678-5
    • Pages: 272
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: February 2024
    • Series: Studies in Imperialism

    Description

    Protestant missionary children were uniquely 'empire citizens' through their experiences of living in empire and in religiously formed contexts. This book examines their lives through the related lenses of parental, institutional and child narratives. To do so it draws on histories of childhood and of emotions, using a range of sources including oral history. It argues that missionary children were doubly shaped by parents' concerns and institutional policy responses. At the same time children saw their own lives as both 'ordinary' and 'complicated'. Literary representations boosted adult narratives. Empire provided a complex space in which these children navigated their way between the expectations of two, if not three, different cultures. The focus is on a range of settings and on the early twentieth century. Therefore, the book offers a complex and comparative picture of missionary children's lives.

    Contents

    Introduction: Children, missions, empire and emotions
    1 Public representations: missionary children inhabiting literary spaces
    2 Parental narratives
    3 Institutional narratives
    4 Children's and young people's narratives: life as ordinary
    5 Children's and young people's narratives: life as complicated
    6 Private navigations: missionary children inhabiting imperial and colonial spaces
    Conclusion

    Index

    Author

    Hugh Morrison is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Otago

    Protestant missionary children's lives, c.1870-1950

    By Hugh Morrison

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