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The ‘Civilisation Guild’: Race and Labour in the Third Portuguese Empire, c. 1870–1930

MIGUEL BANDEIRA JERÓNIMO

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the continuity and the resilience of slavery and other modes of forced or compulsory labour in the Portuguese colonial empire in Africa from the late nineteenth century. ... More


In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World

Owen White and J.P. Daughton (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195396447
eISBN:
9780199979318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

A collection of thirteen chapters by leading scholars in the field, this book examines the complex ways in which the spread of Christianity by French men and women shaped local communities, French ... More


Faith, Missionary Life, and the Family

Patricia Grimshaw

in Gender and Empire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249503
eISBN:
9780191697821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249503.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter pursues the question of faith, mission life, and family. It focuses on Protestant outreach. The gendered dimensions of the significant Catholic missions in the Empire led by male and ... More


Feminizing the Christian Medical Mission

Sujani K. Reddy

in Nursing and Empire: Gendered Labor and Migration from India to the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625072
eISBN:
9781469625096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625072.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the medicalization and feminization of Protestant missions in India during from the latter half of the nineteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth. It ... More


From Global Civilizing Missions to Racial Warfare: Class Conflicts and the Representation of the Colonial World in European Middle-Class Thought

Christof Dejung

in The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691177342
eISBN:
9780691189918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177342.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes civilizing missions which were organized by philanthropic societies that were established by bourgeois circles in both the European and non-European worlds. The emerging middle ... More


Civilization, Custom, and Controversy: CATHOLIC CONVERSION AND FRENCH RULE IN SENEGAL

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Providing a contrast to the image of harmony developed around the cathedral’s consecration, Chapter 6 returns to rural Senegal to assess the administration’s religious policies in the wake of the ... More


The Civilizing Mission

Alice L. Conklin

in The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449017
eISBN:
9780801460647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the idea of a special republican mission to civilize the “primitive” people of the earth provided the ideological framework for France's colonial empire in the modern era. ... More


The German Myth of the East: 1800 to the Present

Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546312
eISBN:
9780191720338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546312.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Over the last two centuries and up to the present day, Eastern Europe's lands and peoples have conjured up a complex mixture of fascination, anxiety, promise, and peril for Germans looking eastwards. ... More


Fashioning a Market: The Singer Sewing Machine in Colonial Lanka

Nira Wickramasinghe

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the role of the Singer sewing machine in fashioning a consumer market in colonial Lanka, now known as Sri Lanka. More specifically, it narrates the fashioning of a market ... More


Sugar’s Civilizing Mission: Immigration, Race, and the Politics of Empire, 1898–1913

April Merleaux

in Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter considers the imperial politics of sugar in the early decades after the Spanish American War, with particular emphasis on overlapping debates about trade, migration, environmental, and ... More


An Ambiguous Monument: DAKAR’S COLONIAL CATHEDRAL OF THE SOUVENIR AFRICAIN

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 5 examines the conception, construction, and consecration of Dakar’s cathedral of the Souvenir Africain between 1910 and 1936. Catholic missionaries billed the project as a patriotic monument ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The introduction situates the book in the broader historiography of French empire and missionary studies. It introduces the key French and African actors and power brokers in colonial Senegal and ... More


‘La France, c’est moi’:1 Love and Infatuation with the Occident

Zahia Smail Salhi

in Occidentalism: Literary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780748645800
eISBN:
9781474464833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645800.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter studies three representative novels that voice their authors’ fascination with the Occident and desire to see their people become part of the civilised world. Although these novels are ... More


Rivalry in Translation: CATHOLICISM, ISLAM, AND FRENCH RULE 0F THE NORTH-WEST SEREER, 1890-1900

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 2 moves to a rural setting to analyze fledgling French colonial rule in the region south and east of Dakar, where two antagonistic African populations, the predominantly animist Sereer and ... More


Dharmapala and the British Empire

Steven Kemper

in Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The British Empire was another universalizing project, and Dharmapala’s movements around the Empire produced an encounter between competing projects, one Buddhist and moralizing, the other British ... More


Imperial contradictions: assimilation and separate development

Douglas Lorimer

in Science, race relations and resistance: Britain, 1870-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719033575
eISBN:
9781781705766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719033575.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In 1837, as Queen Victoria‘s reign commenced liberal imperialism, the anti-slavery movement and foreign missions championed a civilising mission. The goal was assimilation of the heathen and ... More


Competing Normative Visions of Exit

Ralph Wilde

in Exit Strategies and State Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760114
eISBN:
9780199949991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760114.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers a critical evaluation of two ideas in international law and public policy that offer mutually contrasting visions as to the basis on which foreign territorial ... More


The Burden of Civilization and the “Art and Science of Colonization”

in The Empire of Civilization: The Evolution of an Imperial Idea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068145
eISBN:
9780226068169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068169.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how the standard of civilization goes hand in hand with centuries of European “civilizing missions” in the non-European world that evolved into full-blown colonialism. It ... More


Engineering Culture and the Civilizing Mission: William Petty and the New Science in Ireland

Patrick Carroll

in Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247536
eISBN:
9780520932807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247536.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter focuses on the relationship between engine science and government with respect to philosophy, colonial statecraft, and the civilizing mission. It notes that Hobbes was among the first to ... More


Proving Patriotism: CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN SENEGAL

Elizabeth A. Foster

in Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804783804
eISBN:
9780804786225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783804.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 4 further explores the theme of metropolitan demands on the colony by examining the difficult position of both Catholic missionaries and colonial administrators during the wide-reaching ... More


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