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Author Close-Barry, Kirstie, author.

Title A mission divided : colonialism, race and culture in Fiji's Methodist Mission / Kirstie Close-Barry.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2015.


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Contents 1. Foundations for an Indo-Fijian Methodist Church in Fiji -- A National Church Built in 'Primitive' Culture: Communalism, Chiefs and Coins -- Theories of Culture: Responding to Emergent Nationalisms -- Indigenous Agrarian Commerce: Yeoman Claims to Soil -- Leadership with Limitations: Constrained Leadership for Indo-Fijian and Fijian Methodists in the 1930s -- Colonialism and Culture Throughout the Pacific War -- Defining the Path to Independence -- Devolution in a Divided Mission -- Disunity: Failed Efforts at Integration.
Summary This book provides insight into the long process of decolonisation within the Methodist Overseas Missions of Australasia, a colonial institution that operated in the British colony of Fiji. The mission was a site of work for Europeans, Fijians and Indo-Fijians, but each community operated separately, as the mission was divided along ethnic lines in 1901. This book outlines the colonial concepts of race and culture, as well as antagonism over land and labour, that were used to justify this separation. Recounting the stories told by the mission's leadership, including missionaries and ministers, to its grassroots membership, this book draws on archival and ethnographic research to reveal the emergence of ethno-nationalisms in Fiji, the legacies of which are still being managed in the post-colonial state today.
Subject Methodist Church of Australasia. Department of Overseas Missions.
Methodist Mission (Fiji) -- History.
Methodist Church -- Missions -- Fiji.
Religion and politics -- Fiji -- History.
Christianity and culture -- Fiji -- History.
Missions -- Political aspects -- Fiji -- History.
Fiji -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Christianity and culture. (OCoLC)fst00859660
Methodist Church -- Missions. (OCoLC)fst01018673
Missions -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01353834
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Religion and politics. (OCoLC)fst01093842
Fiji. (OCoLC)fst01208479
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781925022865 (electronic bk.)
1925022862 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055493584
GBVCP 100866488X

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