Thinking with Gossip: Deviance, Rumour and Reputation in the South Seas Mission of the London Missionary Society

  • Emily J. Manktelow
Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)


Recalling his arrival at the island of Tahiti, site of the London Missionary Society’s South Seas Mission (SSM) in 1842, Reverend John Jesson could not help noting his dismay at the prevalence of gossip among his missionary brethren.


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