Gender and Conversion Narratives in the Nineteenth Century: by Kirsten Rüther,Angelika Schaser

By Kirsten Rüther,Angelika Schaser

Addressing a major social and political factor that's nonetheless a lot debated at the present time, this quantity explores the connections among non secular conversions and gendered id opposed to the backdrop of an international present process major social changes. Adopting a collaborative method of their learn, the authors discover the connections and variations in conversion studies, tracing the neighborhood and local rootedness of person conversions as mirrored in conversion narratives in 3 various destinations: Germany and German missions in South Africa and colonial Australia, at a time of huge social adjustments within the 1860s. starting with the illustration of spiritual reviews in so-called conversion narratives, the authors discover the social embeddedness of spiritual conversions and inquire how humans concerning their social atmosphere, and particularly to gender order and gender practices, earlier than, in the course of and after their conversion. With a concluding reflective essay on comparative equipment of historical past writing and transnational views on conversion, this ebook deals a clean standpoint on historic debates approximately non secular swap, gender and social relations.

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