Medicine and Colonial Identity / Edition 1

Medicine and Colonial Identity / Edition 1

by Bridie Andrews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415288800

ISBN-13: 9780415288804

Pub. Date: 07/22/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Over the last century, identity as an avenue of inquiry has become both an academic growth industry and a problematic category of historical analysis. This volume shows how the study of medicine can provide new insights into colonial identity, and the possibility of accommodating multiple perspectives on identity within a single narrative. Contributors to this

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Over the last century, identity as an avenue of inquiry has become both an academic growth industry and a problematic category of historical analysis. This volume shows how the study of medicine can provide new insights into colonial identity, and the possibility of accommodating multiple perspectives on identity within a single narrative. Contributors to this volume explore the perceived self-identity of colonizers; the adoption of western and traditional medicine as complementary aspects of a new, modern and nationalist identity; the creation of a modern identity for women in the colonies; and the expression of a healer's identity by physicians of traditional medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415288804
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/2003
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1680L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2"The ignorance of women is the house of illness": gender, nationalism, and health reform in colonial north India14
3A sword of empire?: medicine and colonialism at King William's Town, Xhosaland, 1856-9141
4Midwives, missions and reform: colonizing Dutch childbirth services at home and abroad ca. 190061
5New Zealand milk for 'building Britons'79
6Tropical medicine and colonial identity in northern Australia103
7Colonial doctors and national myths: on telling lives in Australian medical biography125
Index143

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