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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family
Author: Joe Turner

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

Loyalty and protest in Māori politics in nineteenth-century New Zealand
Michael Belgrave

, pitting the political economy of Edward Gibbon Wakefield against the evangelical humanitarianism of the New Zealand missions of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) and the Wesleyans. 5 The missionary societies demanded that Māori be left alone, free to become Christianised and ‘civilised’ while maintaining their sovereign independence. Anything else, they argued, would threaten

in Mistress of everything
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Emily J. Manktelow

by the Edinburgh (Scottish) and Glasgow Missionary Societies in 1796 and the Church Missionary Society in 1799. These organisations would ultimately dispatch thousands of missionaries across the globe, initially unschooled, pious and apostolic; increasingly educated, professional and socially oriented. Mission activity crept into the four corners of the globe, impacting profoundly on indigenous peoples, the domestic social and cultural history of Britain itself, and on the broader history of Britain’s global century

in Missionary families
Deciding against regulation in West Africa
Richard Philips

. 11. 10 R. Phillips, ‘ Imperialism and the regulation of sexuality: colonial legislation on contagious diseases and ages of consent ’, Journal of Historical Geography , 28:3 ( 2002 ), 339–362. 11 Church Missionary Society (CMS), Church Missionary Society’s African Missions: Sierra Leone , 2nd edn (London: CMS, 1899 [1863]). 12 Correspondence, Sierra Leone Church Times (17 February 17 1886), p. 4. 13

in Sex, politics and empire
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Confronting the legacies of empire, disability and the Victorians
Esme Cleall

deaf community, claiming to have always ‘abominated’ sign language, which he considered beneath him. 12 Social class as well as disability shaped Kitto's early experiences. He came from a family deeply impoverished due to his father's alcoholism, and he spent his childhood and adolescence in and out of workhouses. Kitto's first engagement with the British Empire came from his role as a missionary for the evangelical Church Missionary Society (CMS), under whose auspices he travelled to Malta in June

in Disability and the Victorians
A study in language politics
Heather J. Sharkey

Bible, not an American Arabic Bible, and for a while they thought they had found the man to make one. This was the Anglican W. H. T. Gairdner (1873–1928), of the Church Missionary Society in Egypt, who admitted that he thought of the Van Dyck Bible as ‘incomprehensible or inelegant’ in parts. 38 Even today, historians of Protestantism recognise Gairdner as a chronicler of the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910, which propelled the Protestant ecumenical movement and anticipated the World Council of

in Chosen peoples
Naval officers’ experiences of slave-trade suppression
Mary Wills

Commentary’. Thomas Scott, a founder of the Church Missionary Society, condemned virtually all forms of contemporary slavery. Buckle was a great admirer: ‘How truly scriptural, spiritual and practical is Scott, how opposed to the mere nominal Christian.’ 48 Among Buckle’s personal papers is an engraving of the abolitionist Granville Sharp and a handwritten copy of the inscription on Sharp’s memorial tablet in

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade
Constructing imperial identity through Liverpool petition struggles
Joshua Civin

’s charter restrictions that denied non-Anglican missionaries the right to preach on the sub-continent. In 1813, Liverpool supporters of the Baptist and the Church Missionary Societies petitioned along with 900 other groups nationwide. However, this religious activism was not wholly beneficial to the Liverpool-led provincial coalition. Most missionary associations thought the Company would be a more effective moral reformer than provincial merchants.38 Not all in Liverpool were prepared to debate about sugar duties on ‘purely mercantile grounds’.39 In 1823, a bold

in Parliaments, nations and identities in Britain and Ireland, 1660–1850
The Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, 1910
Felicity Jensz

Jensz, ‘The 1910 Edinburgh World Missionary Conference’. 135 Eugene Stock, The history of the Church Missionary Society: Supplementary volume (London: Church Missionary Society, 1916). 136 Ibid., p. 6

in Missionaries and modernity
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Kevin O’Sullivan

Aid and the Church Missionary Society, both of which helped to stimulate action in the field of foreign aid, the Protestant churches played an important role in shaping Irish attitudes to the developing world. The combination of their activities, Catholic and Protestant, informed Irish perceptions of Africa, however vague and unrelated to social and political boundaries (see Chapter 1). But on occasion they also had a more direct impact. Irish clergymen (for those with influence were mainly men), for example, played a particularly important role in stimulating the

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire