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The Resource The civilising mission and the English middle class, 1792-1850 : the 'heathen' at home and overseas, Alison Twells

The civilising mission and the English middle class, 1792-1850 : the 'heathen' at home and overseas, Alison Twells

Label
The civilising mission and the English middle class, 1792-1850 : the 'heathen' at home and overseas
Title
The civilising mission and the English middle class, 1792-1850
Title remainder
the 'heathen' at home and overseas
Statement of responsibility
Alison Twells
Title variation
Civilizing mission and the English middle class
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores the 19th-century home and overseas missionary and philanthropic movements, focusing on the roles of men and women, middle-class formation, and ideas of race and cultural difference
  • "The Civilising Mission and the English Middle Class traces the development of this movement, from its beginnings in the evangelical enthusiasm of the 1790s, to the 1840s and early 1850s, when it occupied a central place in a broader national culture. During this period, Alison Twells argues, global missionary concerns came to infuse domestic life, religious cultures, social networks and political campaigns.The book explores the role of missionary philanthropy in the development of new provincial middle-class and civic cultures, the extensive participation of women and children in the movement, and changing ideas about class, race and cultural difference. Focusing on missionary practice in England, Ireland, West Africa and the South Pacific, the study also considers the various ways in which the project was undercut: by resistance to the Christian message; differences of class and authority within the movement; challenges from a new breed of domestic reformer in the 1830s and 1840s; and the anxiety that the advance of civilisation was no certainty at home. Based on extensive new research, this study explores the intimate links between the overseas civilising mission and social movements in England in an era of colonialism and globalisation."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twells, Alison
Dewey number
266/.02342
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV2863
LC item number
.T94 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missions
  • Missions
  • Missions, English
  • Missions, English
  • Middle class
  • Middle class
  • England
  • England
Label
The civilising mission and the English middle class, 1792-1850 : the 'heathen' at home and overseas, Alison Twells
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The missionary movement, the local and the global -- 'One blood' : the 'heathen' at home and overseas in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century missions -- Charity begun at home : missionary philanthropy and the new middle class in Sheffield -- Missionary domesticity and 'woman's sphere' : the Reads of Wincobank Hall -- 'Bringing about the world's restoration' : missionary women and the creation of a global Christian community -- Trembling philanthropists? : missionary philanthropy under pressure -- 'A Christian and civilized land' : the English missionary public and the South Pacific
Control code
150361406
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 353 pages
Isbn
9781403920409
Lccn
2008030096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)150361406
Label
The civilising mission and the English middle class, 1792-1850 : the 'heathen' at home and overseas, Alison Twells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The missionary movement, the local and the global -- 'One blood' : the 'heathen' at home and overseas in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century missions -- Charity begun at home : missionary philanthropy and the new middle class in Sheffield -- Missionary domesticity and 'woman's sphere' : the Reads of Wincobank Hall -- 'Bringing about the world's restoration' : missionary women and the creation of a global Christian community -- Trembling philanthropists? : missionary philanthropy under pressure -- 'A Christian and civilized land' : the English missionary public and the South Pacific
Control code
150361406
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 353 pages
Isbn
9781403920409
Lccn
2008030096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)150361406

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