|Forlag||Taylor and Francis|
|Serie||Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine|
|Emne||Colonialism & imperialism; History; History of medicine; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; Social & cultural history|
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Om Medicine and Colonial Identity
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.