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Health and difference : rendering human variation in colonial engagements

Author: Alexandra Widmer; Veronika Lipphardt
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2016.
Series: Studies of the Biosocial Society, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, contributors follow physicians, demographers, nutrition experts, physical anthropologists, colonial agents, military officials and missionaries in colonies all over the globe, with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Widmer; Veronika Lipphardt
ISBN: 9781785332715 1785332716
OCLC Number: 957464973
Description: viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction Alexandra Widmer and Veronika Lipphardt Chapter 1. Race, Health and Colonial Politics in the Third Reich: Nauck and Giemsa's Expedition to Espirito Santo, Brazil, 1936 Andre Felipe Candido da Silva Chapter 2. 'Illsuited' populations in German Nauru - Race, Health and Labour under Company Administration, 1888-1914 Antje Kuhnast Chapter 3. The War on the Anopheles Mosquito: Malaria, Labour and Race in the New Hebrides (1925&-1945) Jean Mitchell Chapter 4. Medical Missions - Racial Visions. Fighting Sleeping Sickness in Colonial Africa in the Early Twentieth Century Sarah Ehlers Chapter 5. Colonial Histories of Cancers and Primary Liver Cancer in Africa. 1900s - 1960s Jean-Paul Bado Chapter 6. Postponing Equality: From Colonial to International Nutritional Standards (1932-1950) Leticia Galuzzi Bizzo Chapter 7. The Gender of Nutrition in the AOF: Military Medicine, Intra-Colonial Marginality, and Ethnos Theory in the Making of Malnutrition in Niger Barbara M. Cooper Chapter 8. Medical Demography in Interwar Angola: Measuring and Negotiating Health, Reproduction and Difference Samuel Coghe Chapter 9. Indo-Europeans in the Dutch East Indies: An Indo-European Analysis of a Paradoxical Colonial Category Hans Pols Afterword Warwick Anderson List of Contributors
Series Title: Studies of the Biosocial Society, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Alexandra Widmer and Veronika Lipphardt.

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