The Cultural, Didactic, and Physical Spaces of Mission Schools in the 19th Century

Nineteenth century Protestant Mission schools were dynamic spaces, constantly reacting and adapting to hierarchic and hegemonic demands, whether of political, religious or societal nature. They were also ideological spaces, which through their form and function, articulated notions of the ‘proper’ p...

Other title:The Cultural, Didactic, and Physical Spaces of Mission Schools in the Nineteenth Century
Author: Jensz, Felicity
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2013
Date of publication on miami:24.05.2018
Modification date:24.05.2018
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Missionsräume / Missionary Spaces – Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 24 (2013) 2, 70-91
Subjects:Missionsschulen; Bildung; Kolonialismus; Missionszeitschriften; Exzellenzcluster Religion und Politik Mission Schools; Education; Colonialism; Missionary Periodicals; Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics
DDC Subject:200: Religion
268: Religiöse Erziehung
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Notes:Die Veröffentlichung erfolgt mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Studienverlages der Österreichischen Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften.
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-68159469127
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-68159469127
Digital documents:jensz_2013_cultural-didactic.pdf

Nineteenth century Protestant Mission schools were dynamic spaces, constantly reacting and adapting to hierarchic and hegemonic demands, whether of political, religious or societal nature. They were also ideological spaces, which through their form and function, articulated notions of the ‘proper’ place of non-Europeans in colonial society. This article examines the interconnected cultural, didactic and physical ‘spaces’ of mission schools in which a variety of competing ideologies and expectations were negotiated. The general conclusions demonstrate both the uniformity of missionary spaces, and simultaneously reveal spaces where, and times when, these generalities became disrupted.