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Psychiatry and Empire.

Author: S Mahone; M Vaughan
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. The volume advances our understanding of the rise of modern psychiatry as it collided with the psychology of colonial rule.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S Mahone; M Vaughan
ISBN: 9780230593244 0230593240
OCLC Number: 437236357
Description: 1 online resource (254 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introduction; 2 Taking Science to the Colonies: Psychiatric Innovation in France and North Africa; 3 East African Psychiatry and the Practical Problems of Empire; 4 The Microphysics of Power: Mental Nursing in South Africa in the First Half of the Twentieth Century; 5 Unsettled Minds: Gender and Settling Madness in Fiji; 6 The 'Godless' Freud and his Indian Friends: An Indian Agenda for Psychoanalysis; 7 Mapother of the Maudsley and Psychiatry at the End of the Raj. 8 The Nature of the Native Mind: Contested Views of Dutch Colonial Psychiatrists in the former Dutch East Indies9 Imperial Networks and Postcolonial Independence: The Transition from Colonial to Transcultural Psychiatry; 10 Madness, Vice and Tabanka: Post-colonial Residues in Trinidadian Conceptualisations of Mental Illness; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.

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