Fleischmann/Grypma/Marten/Okkenhaug: Transnational and Historical Perspectives…

October 28th, 2013

E. Flesichmann, S. Grypma, M. Marten, I. M. Okkenhaug, Transnational and Historical Perspectives on Global Health, Welfare and Humanitarianism

Kristiansand: Portal Forlag, 2013

ISBN: 978-82-92712-75-7

This anthology brings together a series of essays on transnational themes and methodological approaches pertaining to the historical study of global health, welfare and humanitarianism. The essays on topics ranging from missions to methods offer a more nuanced understanding of the interconnectedness and evolving nature of global charitable work, as well as its contribution as an historical antecedent of contemporary (secular) notions of ‘global citizenship’ and global health. Written by and about northern Europeans and North Americans interested in transnational knowledge exchanges in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, these essays reflect the complex ways in which both historians and their subjects transverse(d) national, gendered, racial and religious boundaries. Through them, the authors open up new questions about the nature of transnationalism (and transnational research) itself.

Ellen Fleischmann, Sonya Grypma, Michael Marten, Inger Marie Okkenhaug – Introduction
Aeleah Soine – The Motherhouse and its Mission(s): Kaiserswerth and the Convergence of Transnational Nursing Knowledge, 1836-1865
Inger Marie Okkenhaug – Norwegian Nurses, Relief and Welfare in the United States and Middle East, ca. 1880-1915
Pirjo Markkola – Deaconesses Go Transnational: Knowledge Transfer and Deaconess Education in Nineteenth-Century Finland and Sweden
Barbra Mann Wall – Beyond the Imperial Narrative: Catholic Missionary Nursing, Medicine and Knowledge Translation in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1945-1980
Markku Hokkanen – Missions, Nurses and Knowledge Transfer: The Case of Early Colonial Malawi
Helen Sweet – Mission Nursing in the South African Context: The Spread of Knowledge During the Colonial and Apartheid Periods
Ellen L Fleischmann – At Home in the World: Globalizing Domesticity through Home Economics in the Interwar Years
Seija Jalagin – Transnationalising Education for the Benefit of the Nation: Finnish Mission to the Jews in post-World War II Jerusalem
Michael Marten – On Knowing, Knowing Well and Knowing Differently: Historicising Scottish Missions in 19th and Early 20th Century Palestine
Sonya Grypma – Pushing Boundaries: Transnational Approaches to Global Health History
Jonathan Hagood – Foreign Correspondence: International Content in the American Journal of Nursing, 1901-1922

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A review in Literature and Theology is forthcoming (details to be uploaded once published).

Submission: Michael Marten (Editor), 27.10.13

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