A Cultural Sociology of Anglican Mission and the Indian by Eric Taylor Woods

By Eric Taylor Woods

This e-book specializes in the ordinary fight over the that means of the Anglican Church’s position within the Indian residential schools--a long-running university procedure designed to assimilate Indigenous young children into Euro-Canadian tradition, within which sexual, mental, and actual abuse have been universal. From the tip of the 19th century until eventually the outset of twenty-first century, the which means of the Indian residential faculties underwent a prolonged transformation. as soon as a logo of the Church’s sacred venture to Christianize and civilize Indigenous teenagers, they're now linked to colonialism and anguish. In bringing this alteration to gentle, the booklet addresses why the Church used to be so fast to get involved within the Indian residential colleges and why acknowledgment in their deleterious effect used to be so protracted. In doing so, the ebook provides to our figuring out of the sociological procedure through which perpetrators come to acknowledge themselves as such.

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