Missionary Masculinity, 1870–1930

The Norwegian Missionaries in South-East Africa

  • Kristin Fjelde Tjelle

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Missionaries and Masculinities

    1. Kristin Fjelde Tjelle
      Pages 1-24
  3. The Construction of Norwegian Lutheran Missionary Masculinity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Kristin Fjelde Tjelle
      Pages 27-43
    3. Kristin Fjelde Tjelle
      Pages 44-65
    4. Kristin Fjelde Tjelle
      Pages 66-84
    5. Kristin Fjelde Tjelle
      Pages 113-138
  4. Missionary Masculinity between Professionalism and Privacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Kristin Fjelde Tjelle
      Pages 141-165
    3. Kristin Fjelde Tjelle
      Pages 166-188
    4. Kristin Fjelde Tjelle
      Pages 189-211
    5. Kristin Fjelde Tjelle
      Pages 212-218
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-325

About this book


What kind of men were missionaries? What kind of masculinity did they represent, in ideology as well as in practice? Presupposing masculinity to be a cluster of cultural ideas and social practices that change over time and space, and not a stable entity with a natural, inherent meaning, Kristin Fjelde Tjelle seeks to answer such questions.


Africa ideology Martin Luther

Authors and affiliations

  • Kristin Fjelde Tjelle
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mission and TheologyStavangerNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46346-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33636-1
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