Image de l'éditeur
Acheter neuf
Prix conseillé :
Prix: EUR 82,09 Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 0 De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis Destinations, frais et délais
Ajouter au panier

Positioning the Missionary: John Booth Good and the Colonial Confluence of Cultures (Hardback)

Brett Christophers

0 avis par GoodReads
ISBN 10: 0774806540 / ISBN 13: 9780774806541
Edité par University of British Columbia Press, Canada, 2002
Neuf(s) Etat New Hardback
Vendeur The Book Depository US (London, Royaume-Uni) Quantité : 1
Disponible auprès d'autres vendeurs Afficher tous les  exemplaires de ce livre

Language: English . Brand New Book. Positioning the Missionary examines Anglican missionary work in nineteenth-century British Columbia. Its chief protagonists are John Booth Good, an agent of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and the Nlha7kapmx poeple of southwestern B.C. Asking why the Nkha7kapmx embraced Good, how he sought to evangelize and civilize them, and how they responded, it situates Good s mission at several scales: the local ethnographic literature; histories of contact and conflict in mainland B.C. from the early nineteenth century; the theology and sociology of mission; and the recent critical literature on European colonialism. Christophers rethinks mission work in the light of contemporary theories of colonial discourse and disciplinary power, and speculates about the interpretative potential of such concepts. In addition to Good s encounter with the Nlha7kapmx, Positioning the Missionary also refers to other colonial missions, identifying by turns the peculiarity of Good s experience and the ways in which it conforms to broader patterns of mission history. As a reflection on the ongoing politics of colonialism, this book discusses Good s contribution to the devastation of Nlha7kapmx culture and his duplicitous role in the appropriation of Nlha7kapmx lands. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780774806541

A propos du livre :

Synopsis :

"Positioning the Missionary" addresses the place of missionaries in histories of colonialism focusing on the encounter between John Booth Good, an Anglican, and the Nlaka'pamux of south-central British Columbia in the mid- to late-19th century. Neither a biography nor an insular study of a single mission, this book uses Good's experience to offer perspectives on the nature of colonial representation and power. The book opens with a discussion of the genesis of Good's mission, in which Brett Christophers asks why the Nlaka'pamux, who invited Good to live among them, were interested in Christianity. Then, before analyzing Good's methods and native responses, the author reflects on Good's background and on the forces that guided him. The main body of the book tackles a set of key questions: how did Good set about converting the Nlaka'pamux and changing the way they lived?; did they accept Christianity, poach it selectively or reject it en masse?; and in what ways did their relationship with Good influence their dealings with the colonial authorities and later with provincial and federal governments? Drawing on theories of gender, space and power, Christophers examines not only Good's impact on the Nlaka'pamux but also their effect on his own beliefs and prejudice.
Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : Positioning the Missionary: John Booth Good ...

Éditeur : University of British Columbia Press, Canada

Date d'édition : 2002

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : New..

Modes de paiement

Modes de paiement acceptés par le vendeur

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue


Vendeur The Book Depository US
Adresse : London, Royaume-Uni

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis 10 septembre 2013
Evaluation du vendeur Evaluation 5 étoiles


Conditions de vente :

All books are shipped in New condition promptly, we are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Domestic Shipments are sent by Royal Mail, and International by Priority Airmail. We are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Please contact the seller directly if you wish to return an order. Name of business : The Book Depository Ltd Form of legal entity : A Limited Company Business address: The Book Depository, 60 Holborn Vi...

[Pour plus d'information]

Conditions de livraison :

Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Domestic Shipments are sent by Royal Mail, and International by Priority Airmail. We are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Please contact the seller directly if you wish to return an order.


Description de la librairie : Book Depository is an international bookseller. We ship our books to over 100 countries around the globe and we are always looking to add more countries to the list. We really, really love books and offer millions of titles, currently over 10 million of them, with this figure increasing daily. Living by our motto, 'Bookseller to the World', we focus on offering as many titles as possible to as many customers as possible. Most of our titles are dispatched within 2 business days of your order. Apart from publishers, distributors and wholesalers, we even list and supply books from other retailers! We hope you enjoy our selection and discover your new favorite book.