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Missionary women and feminism in Norway, 1906-1910

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posted on 27.10.2011, 13:36 by Line NyhagenLine Nyhagen
This article presents evidence of direct links between the women's missionary movement and the feminist movement in early 20th-century Norway. Through the creation of the organization Misjonsarbeidernes Ring (MAR), missionary women sought allies and influence in the feminist movement both at home and abroad. The establishment of MAR, however, met with opposition from men in the leadership of the Norwegian Lutheran Missionary Society, with which the women's missionary movement in Norway was associated, from missionary women themselves, and from the feminist movement. The membership of MAR did not reach impressive numeric size, but the organization was an important development in the religious arena in Norway. Through their efforts to establish links between the women's missionary movement and the feminist movement, missionary women promoted the idea that religious women could have feminist interests.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Citation

NYHAGEN PREDELLI, L., 2001. Missionary women and feminism in Norway, 1906-1910. NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 9 (1), pp. 37-52

Publisher

© Taylor and Francis

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2001

Notes

This article is closed access, it was published in the serial, NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research [© Taylor and Francis]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08038740117109

ISSN

0803-8740

Language

en