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By Emily J. Manktelow

Missionary households provides an cutting edge argument for the importance of missionaries' familial kinfolk within the philosophy, behavior and results of venture paintings in the course of the 19th century. With local anchors in London, the Pacific and southern Africa, it makes use of either the non-public writings of person missionaries and the institutional files of the London Missionary Society to argue that the heritage of Christian undertaking should be redrawn.

Bringing jointly cultural, postcolonial and gendered techniques to historical past, Manktelow explores missionary marriage, parenting and early life; concerns equivalent to life-cycle, life-stage and new release; and the interaction among discourses of distinction mediated via either daily interplay and complicated cultural ideologies. targeting gendered identities of either female and male missionaries and the way those impacted upon things like professionalism at the one hand, and private interplay at the different, total this quantity displays upon the ways that the institutional hub of the firm in London reacted to and handled the formal outcomes of non-public lives. It concludes that missionary households had a profound influence upon the ideology and perform of Christian venture - and that venture heritage can now not be written with out cognizance to the private, the intimate, and the affective features of missionary lives.

Attractive to lecturers and scholars alike, this ebook brings a clean point of view to the heritage of Christian undertaking, and contributes to debates within the heritage of faith, imperialism and gender.

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