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The Resource Mad tales from the Raj : colonial psychiatry in South Asia, 1800-58, Waltraud Ernst, (electronic resource)

Mad tales from the Raj : colonial psychiatry in South Asia, 1800-58, Waltraud Ernst, (electronic resource)

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Mad tales from the Raj : colonial psychiatry in South Asia, 1800-58
Title
Mad tales from the Raj
Title remainder
colonial psychiatry in South Asia, 1800-58
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Waltraud Ernst
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Language
eng
Summary
"Mad Tales from the Raj: Colonial Psychiatry in South Asia, 1800-58 is an authoritative assessment of western psychiatry within the context of British colonialism. This updated version provides a comprehensive study of official attitudes and practices in relation to both Indian and European patients during the dominance of the British East India Company. It includes a fully revised introduction that locates the work in relation to recent scholarly discourse in the field of history of colonial medicine. Based on government proceedings, medical case reports, contemporary publications, diaries and literary material, Mad Tales from the Raj provides a highly readable and illuminating account of contemporary psychiatric treatment and colonial policies. It is fascinating reading not only to students of colonial history, medical sociology and related disciplines, but to all those with a general interest in life in the colonies."--Publisher's description
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CaPaEBR
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1955-
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Ernst, Waltraud
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Anthem South Asian studies
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  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • British
  • Mentally ill
  • Mental health policy
  • Psychoanalysis and colonialism
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental health policy
  • India
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Mad tales from the Raj : colonial psychiatry in South Asia, 1800-58, Waltraud Ernst, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"First published in the UK by Routledge 1991"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : colonizing the mind -- Madness and the politics of colonial rule: Ideological positions ; Bureaucracy, corruption and public opinion ; The sick, the poor and the mad ; Administrative reforms and legal provision -- The institutions: The role of institutionalization ; Towards uniformity ; Inside the institutions -- The medical profession: The search for fortune and professional recognition ; The medicalization of madness ; The subordination of 'native' medicine ; Medicine and empire -- The patients: 'Highly irregular conduct' and 'neglect of duty' ; 'Drawn very much from the same class' ; A passage from India ; The changing fortunes of asylum inmates ; Being insane in British India -- Medical theories and practices: Popular images and medical concepts ; 'Moral' therapy, 'mental' illness and 'physical' derangement ; Diagnostics and therapeutic practice ; Aetiology and prognosis ; Treatment ; The question of 'non-restraint' ; Social discrimination, racial prejudice and medical concepts ; East is East, and West is best -- Conclusion : 'Mad dogs and Englishmen-- '
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ebr10481468
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Extent
xvii, 155 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741612991
Label
Mad tales from the Raj : colonial psychiatry in South Asia, 1800-58, Waltraud Ernst, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"First published in the UK by Routledge 1991"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : colonizing the mind -- Madness and the politics of colonial rule: Ideological positions ; Bureaucracy, corruption and public opinion ; The sick, the poor and the mad ; Administrative reforms and legal provision -- The institutions: The role of institutionalization ; Towards uniformity ; Inside the institutions -- The medical profession: The search for fortune and professional recognition ; The medicalization of madness ; The subordination of 'native' medicine ; Medicine and empire -- The patients: 'Highly irregular conduct' and 'neglect of duty' ; 'Drawn very much from the same class' ; A passage from India ; The changing fortunes of asylum inmates ; Being insane in British India -- Medical theories and practices: Popular images and medical concepts ; 'Moral' therapy, 'mental' illness and 'physical' derangement ; Diagnostics and therapeutic practice ; Aetiology and prognosis ; Treatment ; The question of 'non-restraint' ; Social discrimination, racial prejudice and medical concepts ; East is East, and West is best -- Conclusion : 'Mad dogs and Englishmen-- '
Control code
ebr10481468
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 155 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741612991

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