Social Sciences and Missions
Edited by Eric Morier-Genoud (Queen's University Belfast), and Wendy Urban-Mead (Bard College)
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The journal Social Sciences and Missions / Sciences sociales et mission provides a forum for exploration of the social and political influence of Christian missions worldwide. Christian missions represent a unique site of observation for the study of modern societies, in the "north" as well as in the "south". This is the reason why missions constitute the "prime material" of the journal Social Sciences & Missions.
The aim of the journal is not to study missions for themselves, but rather as "total social facts", an idiom, which history, anthropology, sociology or political science can use to analyse reality and give it meaning. This constitutes the originality of our approach – to the best of our knowledge, Social Sciences & Missions is the only social sciences journal dedicated to this object of study.
The origins of Social Sciences & Missions go back to a series of occasional papers called Le Fait Missionnaire. Histoire et héritages – Approche pluridisciplinaire, launched in 1995 at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Heading into its 24nd volume in 2011, SSM is now published by Brill (Leiden) under the title Social Sciences and Missions / Sciences sociales et mission. The journal is published in both English and in French.