Entanglements of empire : missionaries, Māori, and the question of the body
- Tony Ballantyne.
- Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
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- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xii, 360 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Ballantyne, Tony, 1972- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-342) and index.
- ix Introduction. Bodies in Contact, Bodies in Question
- 1. Exploration, Empire, and Evangelization
- 2. Making Place, Reordering Space
- 3. Economics, Labor, and Time
- 4. Containing Transgression
- 5. Cultures of Death
- 6. The Politics of the "Enfeebled" Body
- 214 Conclusion. Bodies and the Entanglemetns of Empire
- 251 Notes
- 261 Glossary
- 313 Bibliography
- 317 Index
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The first Protestant mission was established in New Zealand in 1814, initiating complex political, cultural, and economic entanglements with Maori. Tony Ballantyne shows how interest in missionary Christianity among influential Maori chiefs had far-reaching consequences for both groups. Deftly reconstructing cross-cultural translations and struggles over such concepts and practices as civilization, work, time and space, and gender, he identifies the physical body as the most contentious site of cultural engagement, with Maori and missionaries struggling over hygiene, tattooing, clothing, and sexual morality. Entanglements of Empire is particularly concerned with how, as a result of their encounters in the classroom, chapel, kitchen, and farmyard, Maori and the English mutually influenced each other's worldviews. Concluding in 1840 with New Zealand's formal colonization, this book offers an important contribution to debates over religion and empire.
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