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Psychiatry and empire

Author: Sloan Mahone; Megan Vaughan; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
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Psychiatry and Empire brings together scholars in the history of medicine and colonialism to explore questions of race, gender and power relations in former colonial states across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Focusing on the intellectual histories of concepts of mental illness, mental healing and strategies of coping and resistance, this volume advances our understanding of the rise of modern  Read more...
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Psychiatry and empire.
Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)137313341
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sloan Mahone; Megan Vaughan; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230593244 0230593240 1349524131 9781349524136
OCLC Number: 314773566
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 243 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Taking science to the colonies : psychiatric innovation in France and North Africa / Richard C. Keller --
East African psychiatry and the practical problems of empire / Sloan Mahone --
Microphysics of power : mental nursing in South Africa in the first half of the twentieth century / Shula Marks --
Unsettled minds : gender and settling madness in Fiji / Jacqueline Leckie --
'Godless' Freud and his Indian friends : an Indian agenda for psychoanalysis / Shruti Kapila --
Mapother of the Maudsley and psychiatry at the end of the Raj / James H. Mills and Sanjeev Jain --
Nature of the native mind : contested views of Dutch colonial psychiatrists in the former Dutch East Indies / Hans Pols --
Imperial networks and postcolonial independence : the transition from colonial to transcultural psychiatry / Alice Bullard --
Madness, vice and tabanka : post-colonial residues in Trinidadian conceptualisations of mental illness / Roland Littlewood.
Series Title: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Responsibility: edited by Sloan Mahone and Megan Vaughan.
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