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The Colonial Disease: A Social History of Sleeping Sickness in Northern Zaire, 1900 1940


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April 2002

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A case-study in the history of sleeping sickness, relating it to the western 'civilising mission'.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of maps; List of plates; List of tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Disease and medicine in the history of Africa; 2. From private empire to public colony; 3. Mise en valeur: economic exploitation; 4. Epidemiology and ecology of human sleeping sickness; 5. 'The lure of the exotic': sleeping sickness, tropical medicine and imperialism; 6. Discovery: Liverpool scientists in the Congo; 7. The campaign, part one: sleeping sickness and social medicine; 8. The campaign, part two: the surveys and tensions; 9. The African response; 10. Public health, social engineering and African lives; 11. Conclusion and legacy; Appendices; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.

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..".a most interesting and readable account of the social history of a most important disease. Her evidence supports her argument of "medical imperialism"--that medicine was an effective mechanism for the Belgians to impose their authority over subjected peoples." Tanya Weinstein, The International Journal of African Historical Studies
EAN: 9780521524520
ISBN: 0521524520
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in the Histo'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2002
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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