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Vient de paraître : Anna Greenwood et Harshad Topiwala, Indian doctors in Kenya, 1895-1940. The forgotten history, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

dimanche 15 novembre 2015, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret

Présentation éditeur :

« This pioneering book offers unique insights into the careers of Indian doctors in colonial Kenya. As such, it deepens and broadens recent historiography of the complex constitution of the British Empire. The British Empire, although ideologically racist, nevertheless relied upon staff of all nationalities and ethnicities. Ideas and practices were imported between various colonial dependencies as much as they evolved responsively to local conditions. The book highlights the complex ambiguities of Empire ; advancing modern studies of the British Empire as a linked, multi-centred global phenomenon, while also providing a case study that enriches local understandings of the practice of medicine in a racially segregated context. Chapters examine in turn the main possible career options for Indian medical graduates as well as setting out the racial and political context of colonial Kenya. An impressively large and varied source base has been consulted throughout resulting in startling new insights into the complex operation of western medicine in this racially segregated world. »

  • Anna Greenwood is Assistant Professor in British Imperial History at University of Nottingham, UK. She has published widely on colonial medical history, and is particularly interested in the way racial ideologies have influenced medical practice. This is her second monograph, having previously published (as Crozier) Practising Colonial Medicine, The Colonial Medical Service in British East Africa (2007). She is also Editor and Contributor to (ed.) Beyond the State : The Colonial Medical Service in Africa (2015).
  • Harshad Topiwala is Honorary Research Fellow of History at the University of Kent, UK. He has held executive positions with Shell, and served as Director of NHS Boards in Kent and on the Kent Committee for Magistrates. He is currently a member of the University of Kent Council.

Sommaire

1. ’The Empire is Not White’ : Indian Doctors in Kenya
2. Indians, Migration and Medicine
3. Indians, Western Medicine and the Establishment of the Protectorate
4. Race and Medicine
5. Indians in the Colonial Medical Service
6. Squeezing Indians Out of Government Medicine
7. Indian Private Doctors in Kenya
8. Private Doctors : Practising Medicine in a Segregated World

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