The Resource Colonial psychiatry and "the African mind", Jock McCulloch

Colonial psychiatry and "the African mind", Jock McCulloch

Label
Colonial psychiatry and "the African mind"
Title
Colonial psychiatry and "the African mind"
Statement of responsibility
Jock McCulloch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this first history of the practice and the theoretical underpinnings of colonial psychiatry in Africa, Jock McCulloch describes the clinical approaches of well-known European psychiatrists who worked with indigenous Africans, among them Frantz Fanon, J. C. Carothers and Wulf Sachs. They were a disparate group, operating independently of one another, and mostly in intellectual isolation. But despite their differences, they shared a coherent set of ideas about 'the African mind', premissed on the colonial notion of African inferiority. In exploring the close association between the ideologies of settler societies and psychiatric research this intriguing study is one of the few attempts to explore colonial science as a system of knowledge and power
Dewey number
616.89/0096
Index
index present
LC call number
RC451.A4
LC item number
M35 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Colonial psychiatry and "the African mind", Jock McCulloch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-180) and index
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  • adl
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Psychiatry and colonial practice -- 3. Some contemporary reviews of colonial mental health systems -- 4. Towards a theory of the African mind -- 5. Theory into practice: Carothers and the politics of Mau Mau -- 6. African intelligence, sexuality and psyche -- 7. The African family and the colonial personality -- 8. The elements of orthodoxy -- 9. From psychiatry to politics -- 10. Conclusion
Control code
000010916603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 185 p.
Isbn
9780521453301
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
94010754
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.b16538031
System control number
  • rmr6748101
  • (OCoLC)30110035

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