The Art of The Christian Pastorate: Shepherding The Barnardo Home Children To Canada, 1867-1905

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Herman, Alexandra Kate




This study investigates the techniques deployed by Barnardo in his child-saving initiatives in Britain and his systemized mass child migration scheme to Canada. This study explores the pastoral relations between Barnardo and the children he admitted into his charity between 1867 until his death in 1905. This study analyzes the Christian pastorate power-knowledge nexus and the pastoral role occupied by Barnardo during his child-saving work. Most of the documentary materials upon which the analysis proceeds was obtained through my grandmother, who is a descendant of a British Home Child.
study examines how Barnardo identified children from pauper parents and questions what specificities were invoked in an emigration programme that focused on pauper Anglo-British families. It explores how religious concerns were made compatible through the model of pastoral power. This study also looks at the gendered performativity of Home Children through collections of their personal stories and social worker records.


SOCIAL SCIENCES Sociology - General




Carleton University

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