missionization

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missionization

(ˌmɪʃənaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

missionisation

n
the work and practice of missionaries
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While he was interested in 'change', another of his rather vague terms, and well aware of the effects of World War II on institutions in the Sepik (the Japanese occupied the area), his analysis of colonialism, missionisation, and museum collecting was scatter-shot rather than systematic.
Tender issueThe current launcher missionisation process is costly and needs to be improved.
In contrast the myth of the dusky maiden--always with a flower in her hair--available and consenting, is a Western perception that has survived missionisation. Using a discarded tourist icon--the cheap $2 lei ...
(2) Charles Keyes similarly noted that the label 'Karen' was a product of Christian missionisation, colonial and postcolonial ethnographic research, as well as state policy on ethnic minorities.
Labour migration influenced changes at the same time as missionisation and the first limited colonial administration.
All hula practices exist in relation to a history of diverse and ancient Hawaiian cultural processes, Christian missionisation, American colonialism, plantation economies and militarism that resulted in the incorporation of Hawai'i as the fiftieth state of the United States of America.
As Ash and David (2008) have noted in relation to changing social practices with missionisation at the village of Totalai on the nearby island of Mua, these changes need to be understood in relation to a broad spectrum of articulating social transformations including both missionary activity and the onset of the pearl shelling industry.
Where the religious or spiritual do enter debate in postcolonial studies, they are generally--and in relation to Christianity and missionisation almost uniformly--treated in a diagnostic ideological/political way (as a 'colonisation of consciousness', a 'negotiation of modernity', or in their connection with moral fundamentalism or xenophobic nationalism), which does not do justice to, in fact is often insultingly at odds with, the lived realities of identification and belief of those living in the postcolony.
Crucially, the Moravian superintendent Friedrich Hagenauer was rigorous in his determination to ensure segregation from colonial society, a central principle of missionisation which became difficult to uphold following the development of tourism during the 1870s.
Neylan's methodology on the cultural brokers and "middlemen" players in the religious encounter between Tsimshian and Christian incorporates concepts of cultural hegemony, notions about conversion, discourse analysis, and the idea of missionisation as a dialogic relationship (p.
The writers provide us with biographical essays that place the Islander missionaries centre-stage in the history of the missionisation of the Pacific, a crucial component of the history of modern transformations (despite continuities of behaviour and belief) in the region.
The establishment of a colonial administrative centre at Cape York, and on Thursday Island after 1877, assisted in the exploration, missionisation and administrative control of the Torres Strait.