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Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Maori, and the Question of the Body (Hardback)

Tony Ballantyne

Edité par Duke University Press, United States, 2014
ISBN 10: 0822358174 / ISBN 13: 9780822358176
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Titre : Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Maori...

Éditeur : Duke University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. The first Protestant mission was established in New Zealand in 1814, initiating complex political, cultural, and economic entanglements with Maori. Tony Ballantyne shows how interest in missionary Christianity among influential Maori chiefs had far-reaching consequences for both groups. Deftly reconstructing cross-cultural translations and struggles over such concepts and practices as civilization, work, time and space, and gender, he identifies the physical body as the most contentious site of cultural engagement, with Maori and missionaries struggling over hygiene, tattooing, clothing, and sexual morality. Entanglements of Empire is particularly concerned with how, as a result of their encounters in the classroom, chapel, kitchen, and farmyard, Maori and the English mutually influenced each other s worldviews. Concluding in 1840 with New Zealand s formal colonization, this book offers an important contribution to debates over religion and empire. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780822358176

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Synopsis : The first Protestant mission was established in New Zealand in 1814, initiating complex political, cultural, and economic entanglements with Maori. Tony Ballantyne shows how interest in missionary Christianity among influential Maori chiefs had far-reaching consequences for both groups. Deftly reconstructing cross-cultural translations and struggles over such concepts and practices as civilization, work, time and space, and gender, he identifies the physical body as the most contentious site of cultural engagement, with Maori and missionaries struggling over hygiene, tattooing, clothing, and sexual morality. "Entanglements of Empire" is particularly concerned with how, as a result of their encounters in the classroom, chapel, kitchen, and farmyard, Maori and the English mutually influenced each other's worldviews. Concluding in 1840 with New Zealand's formal colonization, this book offers an important contribution to debates over religion and empire.

Critique: "Tony Ballantyne is at the forefront of New Zealand history, one of the most important historians of the British empire, and a key figure in the study of global history. His "Entanglements of Empire" is an extremely exciting book. Written clearly and cogently argued, it will find interest among multiple readerships, including historians of colonialism and settlement, religion, sexuality, cross-cultural studies, transnationalism, and empire."--Damon Salesa, author of"Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire"

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