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Navajo encounters with the Indian Health Service

. Changing Navajo life The shift from a pastoral to a wage work economy that began with the stock reduction programmes in the 1930s has had significant effects on social organisation as well as on religious life. The Kaibeto plateau (Land Management District 1) was, in 1936, the area most reliant on stock raising on the reservation. At the time over 50 per cent of subsistence was derived from stock raising and

in Western medicine as contested knowledge
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Imperialism and identities

Cape and in the other territories were largely (though not exclusively) members of a commercial and intellectual elite. As merchants and shipowners they seized the opportunities available at the Cape after the colony was first taken from the Dutch in 1795. Scottish regiments were prominent in the garrison (and some soldiers stayed). But, above all, the intellectual and religious life of the colony was

in The Scots in South Africa

Presbyterians to form the Free Presbyterian Church of Australia. In New South Wales similar dissension over State Aid occurred, with union between previously opposed factions also taking place in the 1860s. 20 Memory, place and religion While questions of disloyalty and disruption were widely reported throughout the colonies, daily religious life centred on local issues that

in Imperial spaces
City, nation, and empire in the Gordon Riots

there is nothing to be apprehended from the Toleration in question’. 129 But the pamphlet also posited the Act as an explanation of the necessities and realities of a culture fully immersed in imperial concerns and priorities. The author pointed to the diversity of ethnic and religious life in London, including ‘Pagans, Mahomedans, Infidels of every denomination’ who ‘are good and worthy

in Britain and its internal others, 1750–1800

association Did assimilation imply that all colonial peoples could or should become French in every facet of their political, cultural and religious life? If not, then to which peoples should assimilation apply, and to what spheres of life should it be confined? State propaganda in the First World War portrayed France and the colonies as united in a common struggle

in The French empire between the wars

worldly possessions and moved to Benares. Like his father, Venirám lived a strict religious life reflected in his prayers, dress and food. While Deussen may appear to construct an Indian stereotype, his language remains non-judgemental. From his own point of view, he found Venirám an excellent colleague and guide while in Bombay, arriving at his hotel early in the morning and conversing with him in

in The Germans in India
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Imperial citizenship as a prelude to world government

course of a speech in Johannesburg in 1906 advocating union, he invoked the Parable of the Talents, stating: ‘He that is faithful in little is faithful in much.’ 14 Such biblical allusions were not uncommon in pre-war British culture, despite the mounting secular assault on traditional religious life. The ‘new evangelicalism’ of the 1860s and 1870s

in Imperial citizenship

prejudice, not any other reason’. 31 The negative view of Indian culture that Cambridge missionaries portrayed in their extracurricular lectures helped to intensify British students’ animosity toward Indians as an ethnic group. An Indian student, D. B. Mukherjea, complained: ‘Lectures on the Indian “Zenana”, on Indian social and religious life … seem to convey very inaccurate

in ‘The better class’ of Indians
Radical religion, secularism and the hymn

appeal to you to organise yourselves for the emancipation and development of your religious life, as you have organised yourselves for the emancipation and development of your social and industrial life.’ 163 To bring this about he put out repeated calls for missionaries and pioneers ‘willing to help in the spread of the movement’. 164 At this time he already knew of the success of

in Sounds of liberty
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Imperial afterlives

of providential purpose. And of course Livingstone, ‘the Le Verrier who brought [Africa] to light’, remained its patron saint. 101 Stewart J. Brown has recently pointed out the importance and persistence of the relationship between the empire and ideas of providence. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, much of British religious life was infused with a ‘vital religion

in Livingstone’s ‘Lives’