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Gender and Conversion Narratives in the Nineteenth Century : German Mission at Home and Abroad

By: Schaser, Angelika, Prof Dr.
Contributor(s): Van Gent, Jacqueline, Professor | Rüther, Kirsten, Professor.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2015Description: 1 online resource (213 p.).ISBN: 9781472449245.Subject(s): Conversion -- Christianity -- Social aspects -- History -- 19th century | Missions -- Germany -- History -- 19th century | Missions, German -- Australia -- History -- 19th century | Missions, German -- South Africa -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender and Conversion Narratives in the Nineteenth Century : German Mission at Home and AbroadDDC classification: 248.2409034 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""Notes on the Authors""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Introduction""; ""Religious Conversions: State of the Art""; ""Conversion Narratives and Gender in Europe, Australia and South Africa""; ""Entangled Histories""; ""The Mid-Nineteenth Century""; ""The Structure of the Book""; ""1 Conversion Narratives in a European Setting: Writing About Conversion to Catholicism in Erfurt""; ""Introduction""; ""The Regional and Temporal Situatedness of Nineteenth-Century Conversion Narratives""; ""The Setting""
""The Example of a Family Conversion: The Conversion of the Volk Family in 1855/1856""""The Concept of Person, Family and Gender in Wilhelm Gustav Werner Volk�s Self-Representation (1804�1869)""; ""Conclusions""; ""2 Gendered Conversions: Wotjobaluk Men and Women in Colonial Victoria, Australia""; ""Introduction""; ""The Setting: Wotjobaluk People and the Moravian Mission Enterprise""; ""Mission Journals as Sources""; ""The Making of a Male Convert � Nathanel Pepper and his Relatives""; ""Negotiating Male Hierarchies and Status""
""Aboriginal Women, Gendered Power and Mission Control: Rachel Pepper, Louise Arbuckle and Rebecca Pepper""""Silenced Religious Authority and Mission Patronage of Aboriginal Women""; ""Conclusions""; ""3 Conversion and Religious Change in the Pedi Kingdom, South Africa: A World in Motion, at Home and Abroad""; ""Introduction""; ""The Setting""; ""The Lebensbilder Collection""; ""Conversion and Kinship in the Families and Worlds of Jan Mafadi andRuth Mampatshe""; ""Baptism, Prayer and Medicine""; ""Gaining Respectability in the Metropole by Supporting African Conversion""; ""Conclusions""
""4 Reflections""""Reflections in the Context of Thinking About Post-National and Post-Colonial Histories""; ""Upheaval, Change and Interdependencies in the 1850s and 1860s""; ""Textual Representations of Conversion and Religious Change""; ""Gendered Conversion in the Context of Changing Power Relations""; ""Conversion and Agency""; ""Outlook""; ""Archival Sources and Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary: Addressing an important social and political issue which is still much debated today, this volume explores the connections between religious conversions and gendered identity against the backdrop of a world undergoing significant social transformations. Adopting a collaborative approach to their research, the authors explore the connections and differences in conversion experiences, tracing the local and regional rootedness of individual conversions as reflected in conversion narratives in three different locations: Germany and German missions in South Africa and colonial Australia, at a time
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""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""Notes on the Authors""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Introduction""; ""Religious Conversions: State of the Art""; ""Conversion Narratives and Gender in Europe, Australia and South Africa""; ""Entangled Histories""; ""The Mid-Nineteenth Century""; ""The Structure of the Book""; ""1 Conversion Narratives in a European Setting: Writing About Conversion to Catholicism in Erfurt""; ""Introduction""; ""The Regional and Temporal Situatedness of Nineteenth-Century Conversion Narratives""; ""The Setting""

""The Example of a Family Conversion: The Conversion of the Volk Family in 1855/1856""""The Concept of Person, Family and Gender in Wilhelm Gustav Werner Volk�s Self-Representation (1804�1869)""; ""Conclusions""; ""2 Gendered Conversions: Wotjobaluk Men and Women in Colonial Victoria, Australia""; ""Introduction""; ""The Setting: Wotjobaluk People and the Moravian Mission Enterprise""; ""Mission Journals as Sources""; ""The Making of a Male Convert � Nathanel Pepper and his Relatives""; ""Negotiating Male Hierarchies and Status""

""Aboriginal Women, Gendered Power and Mission Control: Rachel Pepper, Louise Arbuckle and Rebecca Pepper""""Silenced Religious Authority and Mission Patronage of Aboriginal Women""; ""Conclusions""; ""3 Conversion and Religious Change in the Pedi Kingdom, South Africa: A World in Motion, at Home and Abroad""; ""Introduction""; ""The Setting""; ""The Lebensbilder Collection""; ""Conversion and Kinship in the Families and Worlds of Jan Mafadi andRuth Mampatshe""; ""Baptism, Prayer and Medicine""; ""Gaining Respectability in the Metropole by Supporting African Conversion""; ""Conclusions""

""4 Reflections""""Reflections in the Context of Thinking About Post-National and Post-Colonial Histories""; ""Upheaval, Change and Interdependencies in the 1850s and 1860s""; ""Textual Representations of Conversion and Religious Change""; ""Gendered Conversion in the Context of Changing Power Relations""; ""Conversion and Agency""; ""Outlook""; ""Archival Sources and Bibliography""; ""Index""

Addressing an important social and political issue which is still much debated today, this volume explores the connections between religious conversions and gendered identity against the backdrop of a world undergoing significant social transformations. Adopting a collaborative approach to their research, the authors explore the connections and differences in conversion experiences, tracing the local and regional rootedness of individual conversions as reflected in conversion narratives in three different locations: Germany and German missions in South Africa and colonial Australia, at a time

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