Missions and the rise of the western maternity among the Igbo of South-eastern Nigeria

dc.contributor.advisorFalola, Toyin
dc.creatorEzekwem, Ogechukwuen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-03T17:26:43Zen
dc.date.issued2014-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2014en
dc.date.updated2014-10-03T17:26:43Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis project examines midwifery in the precolonial setting, the nature of Christian missionary activities in Southeastern Nigeria, the colonial process of erecting the maternity, and the collaborations between traditional and Western midwives. The colonial history of Nigeria can be traced to 1885 when British claims to a West African sphere of influence received international recognition. However it was not until 1900, following the British government's acquisition of the Royal Niger Company's territories, that Nigeria was officially considered a British colony. Nonetheless, the groundwork of colonial rule in Southeastern Nigeria predated these eras and is attributed to the establishment of the London-based Church Missionary Society (CMS) at Onitsha in 1857, followed by the Roman Catholic Missions (RCM) in 1885. The rivalry that ensued between them led to the development of a medical mission and the launching of the Western maternity in Southeastern Nigeria, undermining traditional childbirth practices, and providing new forms of training and facilities for a new class of midwives.en
dc.description.departmentHistoryen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/26260en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectChurch Missionary Societyen
dc.subjectCommunity nurseen
dc.subjectChildbirthen
dc.subjectMissionaryen
dc.subjectMidwiferyen
dc.subjectMaternityen
dc.subjectTraditional midwifeen
dc.titleMissions and the rise of the western maternity among the Igbo of South-eastern Nigeriaen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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