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The Resource Colonial psychiatry and the African mind

Colonial psychiatry and the African mind

Label
Colonial psychiatry and the African mind
Title
Colonial psychiatry and the African mind
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
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCulloch, Jock
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC451.A4
LC item number
M35 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychiatry
  • National characteristics, African
  • Imperialism
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Politics
  • Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Africa
Label
Colonial psychiatry and the African mind
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 185 pages
Isbn
9780521453301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Colonial psychiatry and the African mind
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 185 pages
Isbn
9780521453301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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