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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
Synopsis : In the cramped confines of the Fraser Canyon, the Nlha7kapmx people’s encounter with Europeans began when Simon Fraser passed through their territory in 1808. By the time British Columbia entered into Confederation in 1871, disease and the sudden influx of thousands of miners in search of gold had exacted a heavy toll, and a pattern of European settlement and expropriation of Native land had been established.
In Positioning the Missionary, Brett Christophers explores the place of missionaries in histories of colonialism, focusing on John Booth Good, Anglican missionary to the Nlha7kapmx from 1867 to 1883. Christophers examines the genesis of Good’s mission and the question of why the Nlha7kapmx were interested in Christianity. He goes on to discuss Good’s methods and impact on the Nlha7kapmx as well as their influence on his own beliefs and prejudices, and to position missionaries in terms of representations of Natives, views on Native-European contact, and the politics of the Native land question.
The concluding chapter examines Good’s role in Nlha7kapmx dealings, first with the colonial authorities and later with provincial and federal governments.
Drawing on a diverse range of sources, from local ethnographic accounts to current postcolonial theories, Christophers uses Good’s experience to offer fresh perspectives on the nature of colonial representation and power. Positioning the Missionary is an important contribution to the scholarly reassessment of colonialism, valuable not only to historians and students of British Columbia but also to anyone interested in the disposession and marginalization of Native societies.
About the Author: Brett Christophers studied in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. He now lives in London, England.
Titre : Positioning the Missionary: John Booth Good ...
Éditeur : University of British Columbia Press
Date d'édition : 2002
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Edition : New..
Description du livre UBC Press, 2002. État : Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP95150899
Description du livre UBC Press, 1998. Hardcover. État : Used; Good. N° de réf. du libraire 1953919
Description du livre UBC Press, 1998. Hardcover. État : Fine to As New. xxi + 200 pp. Pictorial Hardcover No DJ. N° de réf. du libraire 57811
Description du livre Univ of British Columbia Pr, 1998. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0774806540
Description du livre État : Good. Positioning the Missionary: John Booth Good and the Confluence of Cultures in Nineteenth-Century British Columbia. N° de réf. du libraire Grb1012385
Description du livre University of British Columbia Press, 1998. HRD. État : New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire CA-9780774806541
Description du livre Univ of Washington Pr, 2002. HRD. État : New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire TU-9780774806541
Description du livre John Hopkins University Press. État : New. Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 0774806540
Description du livre UBC Press, 2002. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0774806540
Description du livre UBC / University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 1998. État : New. First edition. With photographs, bibliography and index. This copy is INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by the author: 'C___ -- With thanks for all your support & advice. I look forward to your next opus! With warm thanks, Brett.' A history and analysis of the Anglican missionary John Booth Good's work among the Nlha7kapmx / Ntlakyapamuk (Thompson) Indians of central British Columbia. Fore-edge slightly darkened, otherwise a Fine copy in new condition, in pictorial boards without dustjacket, as issued. N° de réf. du libraire 8407