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Title:Complexity in the missionary experience: the Franciscan missionaries of Mary in Upper Congo
Author:Martin, Phyllis M.ISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Social Sciences and Missions = Sciences sociales et missions (ISSN 1874-8937)
Volume:23
Issue:2
Pages:228-253
Language:English
Geographic term:Congo (Republic of)
Subjects:missions
women
colonialism
exhibitions
colonial period
Link:https://doi.org/10.1163/187489410X511551
Abstract:The contradictions that permeated the missionary experience can be lost through the use of words such as 'encounter' and 'civilizing'. This study seeks to illustrate the complementary and competing forces that impinged on the work of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary sisters in Upper Congo (nowadays Congo- Brazzaville). It emphasizes their commitment to social action and evangelism through work, their interaction with local women and local knowledge, the particular colonial rule they witnessed, and the imperial simplification of complexity at the 1931 Paris 'Exposition coloniale internationale'. Notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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