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The missionary, the catechist, and the hunter : Foucault, protestantism and colonialism / by Christina Petterson.

Author/Creator:
Petterson, Christina, author.
Publication:
Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (224 p.)
Series:
Studies in critical social sciences ; Volume 4.
Studies in Critical Social Sciences, 1877-2129 ; Volume 4
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Subjects:
Missions -- Greenland.
Protestant churches -- Missions -- Greenland.
Subject (Philosophy).
Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Missionary, the Catechist and the Hunter examines the role of Protestantism in the Danish colonization of Greenland and shows how the process of colonization entails a process of subjectification where the identity of indigenous population is transformed. The figure of the hunter, commonly regarded as quintessential Inuit figure is traced back to the efforts of the Greenlandic intelligentsia to distance themselves from the hunting lifestyle by producing an abstract hunter identity in Greenlandic literature.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Introduction
Setting the Scene: The Practice of Orthodoxy in Colonial Greenland
Complicating Governmentality: Colonialism, Protestantism, and Greenland
The Lutheran Pastorate in Theory and Practice
Catechists in the Making: Labour, Writing, and Gender
The Ontological Status of the Hunter or The Production of Nature
Rewritten Pasts and Scripts for the Future: Heart of Light
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
90-04-27316-6
OCLC:
880826930
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004273160 DOI