Gendered missions : women and men in missionary discourse and practice

  title={Gendered missions : women and men in missionary discourse and practice},
  author={Mary Taylor Huber and Nancy Christine Lutkehaus},
Throughout the age of Western colonial expansion, Christian missionaries were important participants in the encounter between the West and peoples throughout the rest of the world. Mission schools, health services, and other cultural technologies helped secure Western colonialism, and in some cases transformed or even undermined colonialism's effect. The very breadth of missionaries's focus, however, made the involvement of women in missionary work both possible and necessary.Missionary groups… 
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