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

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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Waltraud Ernst
Creator
Subject
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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.196/8900954
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC451.I4
LC item number
E76 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Anthem South Asian studies
Label
Mad tales from the Raj : colonial psychiatry in South Asia, 1800-58, Waltraud Ernst
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn741612991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 155 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781843318972
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt1gwwpcb
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not applicable
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.b26069325
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741612991
  • pebcs0857286730

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