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Black skin, white coats : Nigerian psychiatrists, decolonization, and the globalization of psychiatry

Author: Matthew M Heaton
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2013]
Series: New African histories series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black Skin, White Coats is a history of psychiatry in Nigeria from the 1950s to the 1980s. Working in the contexts of decolonization and anticolonial nationalism, Nigerian psychiatrists sought to replace racist colonial psychiatric theories about the psychological inferiority of Africans with a universal and egalitarian model focusing on broad psychological similarities across cultural and racial boundaries.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew M Heaton
ISBN: 9780821420706 0821420704 9780821444733 0821444735
OCLC Number: 852958109
Description: x, 249 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Colonizing, decolonizing, and globalizing the history of psychiatry --
Colonial institutions and networks of ethnopsychiatry --
Decolonizing psychiatric institutions and networks --
Mentally ill Nigerian immigrants in the United Kingdom : the international dimensions of decolonizing psychiatry --
Schizophrenia, depression, and "brain-fag syndrome" : diagnosis and the boundaries of culture --
Gatekeepers of the mind : psychotherapy and "traditional" healers --
The paradoxes of psychoactive drugs --
Conclusion: Nigerian psychiatrists and the globalization of psychiatry.
Series Title: New African histories series.
Responsibility: Matthew M. Heaton.
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