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

By Eric Taylor Woods

This booklet specializes in the habitual fight over the which means of the Anglican Church’s position within the Indian residential schools--a long-running college approach 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 that means of the Indian residential faculties underwent a chronic transformation. as soon as an emblem of the Church’s sacred project to Christianize and civilize Indigenous childrens, they're now linked to colonialism and agony. In bringing this change to gentle, the booklet addresses why the Church used to be so fast to get involved within the Indian residential faculties and why acknowledgment in their deleterious impression was once so protracted. In doing so, the ebook provides to our knowing of the sociological procedure during which perpetrators come to acknowledge themselves as such.

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