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Medicine and Colonialism

Historical Perspectives in India and South Africa, 1st Edition

Edited by Poonam Bala


240 pages

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Paperback: 9781138663138
pub: 2016-01-21
Hardback: 9781848934658
pub: 2014-01-01

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Focusing on India and South Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the essays in this collection address power and enforced modernity as applied to medicine. Clashes between traditional methods of healing and the practices brought in by colonizers are explored across both territories.

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Empires in Perspective

This important series examines a diverse range of imperial histories from the early modern period to the twentieth century. Drawing on works of political, social, economic and cultural history, the history of science and political theory, the series encourages methodological pluralism and does not impose any particular conception of historical scholarship. While focused on particular aspects of empire, works published also seek to address wider questions on the study of imperial history.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
MEDICAL / History