Women on a mission: African Methodist episcopal missionary women, gender and race relations, 1900-1940

Claire Jessica Cooke

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Abstract

[Truncated] In this thesis, I critically analyse how African American missionary women negotiated race and gender in South African missionary societies. The empirical material of this thesis is drawn from case studies of missionary women who were part of the African American denomination, the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), and its South African missionary societies.
In recent debates, scholarship on mission women has burgeoned. Historians, missionary, and feminist scholars alike have applied varied methodologies to a wide range of contexts to study mission women's experiences. Scholarship has also recently started to expand to the study of mission and convert women's interactions. I draw on the emerging scholarship using an interdisciplinary approach to explore how AME women, especially, experienced mission work - whether born in the United States (US) or converted in the field.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2014

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Embargoed from 07/06/2016 to 07/06/2020
Made publicly available on 07/06/2020

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