Madness, Cannabis and Colonialism

The 'Native Only' Lunatic Asylums of British India 1857-1900

Author: J. Mills

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230286046

Category: History

Page: 227

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This fascinating, entertaining and often gruelling book by James Mills, examines the lunatic asylums set up by the British in nineteenth-century India. The author asserts that there was a growth in asylums following the Indian Mutiny, fuelled by the fear of itinerant and dangerous individuals, which existed primarily in the British imagination. Once established though, these asylums, which were staffed by Indians and populated by Indians, quickly became arenas in which the designs of the British were contested and confronted. Mills argues that power is everywhere and is behind every action; colonial power is therefore just another way to assert control over the less powerful. This social history draws on official archives and documents based in Scotland, England and India. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in history, sociology, or the general interest reader.

Medicine and Colonialism

Historical Perspectives in India and South Africa

Author: Poonam Bala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317318226

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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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.

Insanity, Race and Colonialism

Managing Mental Disorder in the Post-Emancipation British Caribbean, 1838-1914

Author: L. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318058

Category: Science

Page: 285

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Despite emancipation from the evils of enslavement in 1838, most people of African origin in the British West Indian colonies continued to suffer serious material deprivation and racial oppression. This book examines the management and treatment of those who became insane, in the period until the Great War.

Islam and the Army in Colonial India

Sepoy Religion in the Service of Empire

Author: Nile Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521898455

Category: History

Page: 217

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A study of the cultural world of the Muslim soldiers of colonial India in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Madness in the Family

Insanity and Institutions in the Australasian Colonial World, 1860–1914

Author: C. Coleborne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230248640

Category: History

Page: 220

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Madness in the Family explores how colonial families coped with insanity through a trans-colonial study of the relationships between families and public colonial hospitals for the insane in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand between 1860 and 1914.

Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism

Approaching the Imperial Archive

Author: Kirsty Reid,Fiona Paisley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351986635

Category: History

Page: 212

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Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism provides an in-depth study of the relationships between archives, knowledge and power. Exploring a diverse range of examples and surveying the now substantial scholarly literatures on the functions and scope of the ‘imperial archive’, it facilitates a deeper understanding of the challenges of working with a range of specific source genres within imperial and colonial archives. Covering the late eighteenth century to the present day and drawing on material from a range of modern empires including those established by Britain, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States, chapters discuss themes such as the emergence of photography as an archival tool, the use of oral history in histories of colonialism and the ways in which the state informs the archive and vice versa. This book considers the ways in which newer ways of thinking about the past have challenged more traditional views of ‘the archive’, provoking questions about what archives are and where their conceptual, geographical and chronological boundaries lie. Examining a wide selection of source material including government papers, censuses, petitions and case files and providing both an overarching introduction to the subject and close analysis of specific case studies, this book will be essential reading for students of imperial and colonial history.

Transnational Psychiatries

Social and Cultural Histories of Psychiatry in Comparative Perspective c. 1800-2000

Author: Waltraud Ernst,Thomas Mueller

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443822418

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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This book offers something new in the history of psychiatry. Within a transnational research framework, it presents original historical case studies and conceptual reflections on comparative and related methodologies. Systematic comparison and transfer studies as well as aspects of entangled history are employed in relation to themes such as different cultural meanings pertaining to the same term; transfer of treatment practices and institutional regimes; localised practices and (re)-emerging forms of patient care; circulation of early anti-psychiatrists’ views; impact of war and politics on patients’ welfare and on psychiatric discourse; and diversification of psychotherapeutic and physical practices. The book includes chapters on the history and historiography of psychiatry and psychotherapy in different geo-cultural regions in South America, Asia, the Pacific and Europe. The contributors present multilayered interpretations, emphasising commonalities and interconnections as well as contrasts and discontinuities. With its wide-ranging geographical focus and attention to conceptual issues, this collection will assist to integrate and reconfigure the historiography of psychiatry.

Cannabis Nation

Control and Consumption in Britain, 1928-2008

Author: James H. Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199283427

Category: History

Page: 292

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The first comprehensive history of the consumption and control of cannabis in the UK. Based on extensive archival research and interviews with key figures, it shows that both the market for the drug and government approaches to it have been intimately shaped by the wider currents of social and political transition in the UK.

Fijian Studies

A Journal of Contemporary Fiji

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiji

Page: N.A

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Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde.