Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Gospel of Freedom & PowerProtestant Missionaries in American Culture after World War II$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sarah E. Ruble

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835814

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837429_ruble

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 17 October 2019



(p.91) Chapter Three Anthropology
The Gospel of Freedom & Power

Sarah E. Ruble

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter argues that in the last three decades of the twentieth century, anthropologists' critiques of missionaries on issues of neocolonialism and complicity with U.S. power opened the guild to conversation with evangelists. As anthropologists criticized evangelists for their involvement in the spread of U.S. power abroad, they asserted their superior knowledge about what people abroad needed. Because of their concern about the threats of the United States' exploitation of vulnerable peoples, anthropologists positioned themselves as arbiters of what was right for the rest of the world.

Keywords:   anthropologists, missionaries, neocolonialism, complicity, evangelists

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .