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Colonial Knowledge and the Creation of Respectable Castes

Eliza F. Kent

in Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165074
eISBN:
9780199835171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165071.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Descriptions of the social lives and customs of low castes in the 19th century India come from two main sources: missionary accounts and administrative records. This chapter explores the categories ... More


Family Values

Helena Hansen

in Addicted to Christ: Remaking Men in Puerto Rican Pentecostal Drug Ministries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298033
eISBN:
9780520970168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298033.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the long-term success of converts required reworking relationships with preconversion families and lives. Pentecostal rupture with the unconverted world in practice was not ... More


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