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‘Missionary Intelligence’ and the Construction of Identities: Religion, Race, Gender and Class

Esther Breitenbach

in Empire and Scottish Society

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780748636204
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653485 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636204.003.0005
‘Missionary Intelligence’ and the Construction of Identities: Religion, Race, Gender and Class

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This chapter discusses discourses of religion, race, gender, and class within missionary literature. It aims to set consideration of constructions of national identity within a framework which recognises the significance of other identities articulated in relation to it. It asks two general questions in analysing the dominant discourses of missionary literature: what were the key themes in this literature and what were the key markers of identity?

Keywords: religion; race; gender; class; missionary literature; national identity

Chapter.  13846 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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