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Author Dimock, Elizabeth, author.

Title Women, mission and church in Uganda : ethnographic encounters in an age of imperialism, 1895-1960s / Elizabeth Dimock
Published New York : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in modern British history ; volume 16
Routledge studies in modern British history ; v. 16
Contents Part I: Imperial awakenings -- Women, the church missionary society and imperialism -- "In journeyings oft": missionary journeys to and around Uganda at the end of the nineteenth century -- Part II: Arrivals -- Welcome encounters: early relations with Ugandans -- Female missionaries and moral authority: a case study from Toro -- Part III: Mission and church -- Ugandan women and the church: generational change -- The experience of Ugandan women in mission and church organisations -- Training for motherhood: the Mothers' Union -- Part IV: Tensions within -- A Christian women's protest in Buganda in 1931 -- Tensions within the Uganda Mission: gender and patriarchy
Summary This volume recounts the experiences of female missionaries who worked in Uganda in and after 1895. It examines the personal stories of those women who were faced with a stubbornly masculine administration representative of a wider masculine administrative network in Westminster and other outposts of the British Empire. Encounters with Ugandan women and men of a range of ethnicities, the gender relations in those societies and relations between the British Protectorate administration and Ugandan Christian women are all explored in detail. The analysis is offset by the author's experience of working in Uganda at the close of British Protectorate status in the 1960s, employed by the Uganda Government Education Department in a school founded by the Uganda Mission.
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Church Missionary Society. Uganda Mission -- History.
Church Missionary Society. Uganda Mission.
Missions, British -- Uganda -- History -- 20th century
Women missionaries -- Uganda -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Women -- Uganda -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Missions, British.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Women -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315392712