Colonialism and Transnational Psychiatry

Colonialism and Transnational Psychiatry

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This book focuses on the Ranchi Indian Mental Hospital, the largest public psychiatric facility in colonial India during the 1920s and 1930s. It breaks new ground by offering unique material for a critical engagement with the phenomenon of the a€˜indigenisationa€™ or a€˜Indianisationa€™ of the colonial medical services and the significance of international professional networks. The work also provides a detailed assessment of the role of gender and race in this field, and of Western and culturally specific medical treatments and diagnoses. The volume offers an unprecedented look at both the local and global factors that had a strong bearing on hospital management and psychiatric treatment at this institution.... an oar, thinking he was a khalasi [a South Asian manual worker or sailor], as Nelson was black all over from oil and soot, and there was little room in the crowded boata#39;. Harper Nelson a#39;shouted outa#39;, and was a#39;at last recognized and taken ina#39;.

Title:Colonialism and Transnational Psychiatry
Author:Waltraud Ernst
Publisher:Anthem Press - 2014-12-01


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