Dominées ou dominantes ? Les Sœurs Blanches dans l’ambivalence des logiques d’autorité (Haute-Volta et Gold Coast, 1912-1960)

Abstract : Coming from a missionary family, the White Fathers and White Sisters operate in Upper Volta and Gold Coast during the colonial period in a complementary relationship, but also dependent. The priests’ supervision of the nuns gives to clerical authority the attributes of male power. But women missionaries find a way, in their pastoral activities, of reducing the relations of domination. Through a process of hegemonic transaction, they exert a certain power over the evangelized people. They can especially in presenting themselves as actors of African emancipation, become aware of their own subjection. During the 1950s, the balance of power now appears favorable to White Sisters. Then, they negotiate with the White Fathers their full autonomy.
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Jean-Marie Bouron. Dominées ou dominantes ? Les Sœurs Blanches dans l’ambivalence des logiques d’autorité (Haute-Volta et Gold Coast, 1912-1960). Histoire, monde et cultures religieuses, Karthala, 2014. ⟨halshs-01470704⟩

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