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Author Tjelle, Kristin Fjelde, 1965-
Title Missionary masculinity, 1870-1930 : the Norwegian missionaries in South-East Africa / Kristin Fjelde Tjelle, Director, School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Introduction: Missionaries and Masculinities -- PART 1: THE CONSTRUCTION OF NORWEGIAN LUTHERAN MISSIONARY MASCULINITY -- 2. Missionary Self-Making -- 3. Proper Missionary Masculinity -- 4. Confessional Missionary Masculinity -- 5. Norwegian Missionary Masculinity and 'Other' Zulu Masculinity -- 6. Missionary Masculinity versus Missionary Femininity -- PART 2: MISSIONARY MASCULINITY BETWEEN PROFESSIONALISM AND PRIVACY -- 7. Missionary Men -- 8. Family Men -- 9. Men in The World
What kind of men were missionaries? What kind of masculinity did they represent, in ideology as well as in practice? Presupposing masculinity to be a cluster of cultural ideas and social practices that change over time and space, and not a stable entity with a natural, inherent and given meaning, Kristin Fjelde Tjelle seeks to answer such questions. Using case studies of Norwegian Mission Society members the author argues that missionary masculinity was the result of a complex dialogue between the ideals of male 'self-making' associated with the late nineteenth century and the Christian ideal of self-denial. This masculinity was also the product of the tension between male missionaries' identity as modern professional breadwinners and their identity as 'pre-modern' patriarchs whose calling demanded the integration of their private lives and their public roles as missionaries. Missionary manliness (or appropriate mission masculinity) supported the upward social mobility of Norwegian men from fairly humble backgrounds and, more importantly, gave them power - but power that was always threatened by the dangers of inappropriate mission masculinity - or unmanliness
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Link Print version: Tjelle, Kristin Fjelde, 1965- Missionary masculinity, 1870-1930 9781137336354 (DLC) 2013042164 (OCoLC)852225063
Subject Norske misjonsselskap -- History
Norske misjonsselskap
Norske misjonsselskap. fast (OCoLC)fst00613407
Missions -- Africa, East
Missions -- Africa, Southern
Missions, Norwegian -- Africa, East
Missions, Norwegian -- Africa, Southern
Missions, Norwegian. fast (OCoLC)fst01023914
Missions. fast (OCoLC)fst01023771
RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Missions bisacsh
Africa, East. fast (OCoLC)fst01239511
Africa, Southern. fast (OCoLC)fst01239519
Electronic books
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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