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

Le 13 novembre 2015 à 17h09

Vient de paraître Indian doctors in Kenya, 1895-1940. The forgotten history de Anna Greenwood et Harshad Topiwala chez Palgrave Macmillan, "Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series", 2015, 280 p. ISBN : 9781137440525 Prix : 60 £ (existe aussi en version électronique).

"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."

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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.