This book points out a novel pattern in colonial intimacy - that Catholic colonizers tended to leave behind significant mixed communities while Protestant colonizers were more likely to police relations with local women. The varied genetic footprints of Catholic and Protestant colonizers, while subject to some exceptions, holds across world regions and over time. Having demonstrated that this pattern exists, this book then seeks to explain it, looking to religious institutions, political capacity, and ideas of nation and race.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 2824 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 13 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2090
"A remarkable insight into Christianity's impact on race relations across the globe. This book extensively reviews the ways in which Catholics and Protestant colonizers left their "mark" on colonized populations. Through an inductive approach, Barter draws upon fieldwork and interdisciplinary methods to unmask a powerful legacy that still persists into the twenty-first century. A fascinating and important read for anyone who wishes to enhance their understanding of political, cultural, religious, and social relations in the post-colonial world." - Michael Jerryson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Youngstown State University, USA
"Explaining the Genetic Footprints of Catholic and Protestant Colonizers provides a fascinating global history of race and kinship during the colonial era . . . It helps us better understand our Catholic, often Portuguese roots, along with smaller groups of Protestant descendents, providing inspiration for us to rethink out own history." - Burton Westerhout, Chair, Eurasian Society of Singapore, Singapore