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Social disease and social science: the intellectual influence of non-medical research on policy and practice in the Colonial Medical Service in Tanganyika and Uganda

Shane Doyle

in Beyond the State: The colonial medical service in British Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089671
eISBN:
9781526104366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089671.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Colonial medicine has been depicted in recent scholarship as a key element in the imperial state's attempt to comprehend, monitor and control subject communities. Earlier hagiographies too emphasised ... More


Ethnographic-Fantastic: Working-Class Readers at the Colonial Library

John Phillip Short

in Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450945
eISBN:
9780801468230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450945.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that the colonial library retraced the deep ambiguity of colonial discourse and its defining class antagonism. The colonial library crystallized the formation and dissemination of ... More


Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India

Nicholas Dirks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169677
eISBN:
9780231538510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169677.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book uses a scholar's intellectual journey to India to look at how, between 1970 and the end of the twentieth century, the discipline of history turned its focus from high politics and formal ... More


Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

Yoav Di-Capua

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257320
eISBN:
9780520944817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257320.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This study illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. This comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern ... More


The Stock Exchange Modality

Marc Flandreau

in Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226360300
eISBN:
9780226360584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360584.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter reviews the previous literature on the relation between anthropology and imperialism. It argues that it has focused on anthropological science as embedded in colonial bureaucracies. It ... More


The Customs mindset: ethos, ideologies and knowledge about China

Catherine Ladds

in Empire careers: Working for the Chinese Customs Service, 1854–1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085482
eISBN:
9781781704974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085482.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter lays the foundations of the book by sketching how the Customs's institutional culture, as devised by the Inspector General Robert Hart, intersected with imperial ideologies. In ... More


Oriental Designs

Daniel Foliard

in Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter describes the explosion of large-scale maps and the multiplication of increasingly scientific surveys that followed the intensifying involvement of Britain in the East. It demonstrates ... More


Introduction

Biswamoy Pati

in South Asia from the margins: Echoes of Orissa, 1800-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086588
eISBN:
9781781704646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086588.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter delineates the major areas and concerns of this book. Besides highlighting some typical specificities of the region, it also points to its diversities. This is combined with a discussion ... More


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