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The Resource Ruling minds : psychology in the British empire, Erik Linstrum

Ruling minds : psychology in the British empire, Erik Linstrum

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Ruling minds : psychology in the British empire
Title
Ruling minds
Title remainder
psychology in the British empire
Statement of responsibility
Erik Linstrum
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At its zenith in the early twentieth century, the British Empire ruled nearly one-quarter of the world's inhabitants. As they worked to exercise power in diverse and distant cultures, British authorities relied to a surprising degree on the science of mind. Ruling Minds explores how psychology opened up new possibilities for governing the empire. From the mental testing of workers and soldiers to the use of psychoanalysis in development plans and counterinsurgency strategy, psychology provided tools for measuring and managing the minds of imperial subjects. But it also led to unintended consequences. Following researchers, missionaries, and officials to the far corners of the globe, Erik Linstrum examines how they used intelligence tests, laboratory studies, and even dream analysis to chart abilities and emotions. Psychology seemed to offer portable and standardized forms of knowledge that could be applied to people everywhere. Yet it also unsettled basic assumptions of imperial rule. Some experiments undercut the racial hierarchies that propped up British dominance. Others failed to realized the orderly transformation of colonized societies that experts promised and officials hoped for. Challenging our assumptions about scientific knowledge and empire, Linstrum shows that psychology did more to expose the limits of imperial authority than to strengthen it. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
UAB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linstrum, Erik
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF108.G7
LC item number
L56 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology
  • British
  • British
  • Great Britain
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • HISTORY
  • British colonies
  • British
  • British
  • Colonies
  • Psychology
  • Great Britain
  • Kolonialverwaltung
  • Psychologie
  • Großbritannien
Label
Ruling minds : psychology in the British empire, Erik Linstrum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The laboratory in the field : inventing imperial psychology -- A dream dictionary for the world : the globalization of the unconscious -- Meritocracy or master race? The origins of mental testing in the British Empire -- Square pegs and round holes : aptitude testing in the barracks and beyond -- The truth about hearts and minds : development and counterinsurgency in the postwar empire -- Psychology beyond empire : global expertise and the postcolonial mind
Control code
925305731
Extent
1 online resource (309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674089150
Lccn
2015015035
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 3-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other control number
  • 40025541462
  • 10.4159/9780674089150
  • 40025600343
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt1c7sjjn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925305731
Label
Ruling minds : psychology in the British empire, Erik Linstrum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The laboratory in the field : inventing imperial psychology -- A dream dictionary for the world : the globalization of the unconscious -- Meritocracy or master race? The origins of mental testing in the British Empire -- Square pegs and round holes : aptitude testing in the barracks and beyond -- The truth about hearts and minds : development and counterinsurgency in the postwar empire -- Psychology beyond empire : global expertise and the postcolonial mind
Control code
925305731
Extent
1 online resource (309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674089150
Lccn
2015015035
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 3-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other control number
  • 40025541462
  • 10.4159/9780674089150
  • 40025600343
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c7sjjn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925305731

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