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Race Rescue: Methodist Missions and the Population Question in Papua, 1890-1910

Eves, Richard


This paper examines Methodist missionary discourse in Papua at the turn of the nineteenth century, locating two themes: what I call a pathology of desire, to be found in the polemical missionary discourses directed at sexuality, immorality and licentiousness, and a pathology of culture, to be found in their polemical discourses against abortion, infanticide and child-rearing practices. Together, these pathologies were seen as the main causes of population decline. The two discourses, constantly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-05-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Sciences and Missions
DOI: 10.1163/18748945-03101009


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