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Sickness and the State Health and Illness in Colonial Malaya, 1870-1940

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ISBN-10: 0521524482

ISBN-13: 9780521524483

Edition: 2002

Authors: Lenore Manderson

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This unique book is a history of health and disease in colonial Malaya from colonisation to the outbreak of World War II. This was a period marked by dramatic economic expansion, rapid population growth and changes in patterns of infection. Drawing on the contrasting environments created by colonial capitalism, the book emphasises the role of medicine in legitimating colonial presence and shows that the ill-health of individual populations was directly related to their social and political climate. Viewing colonial Malaya through a series of complex lenses, the book integrates social and material history, historical epidemiology and demography, as well as theories of political economy,…    
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Book details

List price: $41.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction: imposing the Empire
State statistics and corporeal reality: problems of epidemiology and evidence
Biology, medical ideas and the social context of illness
Public health and the pathogenic city
Sickness and the world of work: the men on the estates
Brothel politics and the bodies of women
Domestic lives: reproduction, the mother and the child
Conclusion: the moral logic of colonial medicine.