Curing the Colonizers: Hydrotherapy, Climatology, and French Colonial Spas.
Durham: Duke University Press. Karna, G. N. (2003) “Disability Studies in India:
Emerging Issues and Trends,” a paper presented at the Inaugural Conference of
Author: Pushpa Parekh
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Social Science
This volume of Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Womens and Gender Studies launches its second printed edition. Wagaduthe Soninke name of the Ghana Empirecontrolled the present-day Mali, Mauritania and Senegal and was famous for its prosperity and power from approximately 300-1076 CE. It constituted the bridge between North Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern worlds and Sub-Saharan Africa. Ghana gave birth to the two most powerful West African Empires: Mali and Songhay. The modern country of Ghana (former British Gold Coast) derives its name from the Ghana Empire. Why Wagadu? Wagadu has come to be the symbol of the sacrifice women continue to make for a better world. Wagadu has become the metaphor for the role of women in the family, community, country, and planet. Duna taka siro no yagare npale The world does not go without women. This volume investigates the intersecting perspectives, grounded in or emanating from theoretical, discursive as well as experiential frameworks and positions specific to gender, disability and postcoloniality.
E.T. Jennings, Curing the Colonizers: Hydrotherapy, Climatology, and French
Colonial Spas (Durham, North Carolina, 2006) and Imperial Heights: Dalat and
the Making and Undoing ofFrench Indochina (Berkeley, California, 2011).
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Yale University Press
Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age. Black suggests that the West’s ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world.
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Standing Committee on Agriculture and ColonizationPublish On: 1900
Select Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization. 63 VICTORIA , A.
1900 ordinary curing room , In company with the Dairy Commissioner we
inspected some thirty - one lots , and we found those cheese cured at a
temperature of not ...
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization
63 VICTORIA , A . 1900 ordinary curing room . In company with the Dairy
Commissioner we inspected some thirty - one lots , and we found those cheese cured at a temperature of not exceeding 65° were very much superior in quality to
Frantz Fanon's insights about the psyche of the colonizer and colonized, Michel
Foucault's ideas on the knowledge/power nexus, Edward Said's perspectives on
the European 'Self' and the colonized 'Other', and Roy Porter's explorations of ...
Author: Shilpi Rajpal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Curing Madness? focusses on the institutional and non-institutional histories of madness in colonial north India. It proves that 'madness' and its 'cure' are shifting categories which assumed new meanings and significance as knowledge travelled across cultural, medical, national, and regional boundaries. The book examines governmental policies, legal processes, diagnosis and treatment, and individual case histories by looking closely at asylums in Agra, Benaras, Bareilly, Lucknow, Delhi, and Lahore. Rajpal highlights that only a few mentally ill ended up in asylums; most people suffering from insanity were cared for by their families and local vaidyas, ojhas, and pundits. These practitioners of traditional medicine had to reinvent themselves to retain their relevance as Western medical knowledge was widely disseminated in colonial India. Evidence of this is found in the Hindi medical advice literature of the era. Taking these into account Shilpi Rajpal moves beyond asylum-centric histories to examine extensive archival materials gathered from various repositories.
The opposition between colonizer and colonized is real , it constitutes the
subjective experience of both white and ... 31 The experience of being ' Other ' is
as profound for the middle class of the colonized society as it is for the poor
Author: Megan Vaughan
Publisher: Stanford University Press
This is a lively and original book, which treats Western biomedical discourse about illness in Africa as a cultural system that constructed "the African" out of widely varying, and sometimes improbable, materials. Referring mainly to British dependencies in East and Central Africa in the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, it draws on diverse sources ranging from court records and medical journals to fund-raising posters and "jungle doctor" cartoons. Curing Their Ills brings refreshing concreteness and dynamism to the discussion of European attitudes toward their others, as it traces the shifts and variations in medical discourse on African illness. Among the topics the book covers are the differences between missionary medicine, which emphasized individual responsibility for sin and disease, and secular medicine, which tended toward an ethnic model of collective pathology; leprosy and the construction of the social role of "the leper"; and the struggle to define insanity in a context of great ignorance about what the "normal African" was like and a determination to crush indigenous beliefs about bewitchment. The underlying assumption of this discourse was that disease was produced by the disintegration and degeneration of "tribal" cultures, which was seen to be occurring in the process of individualization and modernization. This was a cultural rather than a materialist model, the argument being that Africans were made sick not by the material changes to their lives and environment, but by their cultural "maladaptation" to modern life. The "scientific" discourse about the biological inferiority of "the African," traced by one school of scientists to defects in the frontal lobe, makes painful reading today; it persisted into the 1950s.
These bundles are set upright in metal trays , and the trays stacked in tiers in
large rearing cages . The leaves are allowed to dry slowly . This process of curing
is important in securing a high rate of emergence of the larvae . If this is carefully
Author: Québec (Province). Commission of Agriculture and ColonizationPublish On: 1899
Commission of Agriculture and Colonization. is employing gassy milk and in
marketing their cheese when it is not sufficiently cured . Briefly , the ... I advised
the makers to keep their cheese in good curing rooms for 12 or 15 days . In some
Author: Québec (Province). Commission of Agriculture and Colonization
Making wonderful use of ‘thick description,’ Jennings brilliantly recreates the story of one small town to capture the varied and complex history of French colonialism and its afterlives in Southeast Asia.” —J.P. Daughton, author of ...
Author: Eric T. Jennings
Publisher: Univ of California Press
“By using both macro and micro lenses, Eric T. Jennings has written a book which is a model of global history under the guise of a monographic study. He convincingly demonstrates that throughout fifty years, Dalat as a climatic resort built by the French colonizers in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, was upgraded to far more than a mere R&R place for white people. Jennings has kneaded together a huge and rich amount of primary and secondary sources that he masters perfectly due to his sound and balanced method of critical analysis. As we say in French: de la belle ouvrage.” —Pierre Brocheux, author of Indochina: An Ambiguous Colonization, 1858-1954 “Written in a vivid and engaging style, Imperial Heights is an exceptional piece of scholarship. It is impeccably researched, drawing on private, institutional, and national archives in at least five countries. Making wonderful use of ‘thick description,’ Jennings brilliantly recreates the story of one small town to capture the varied and complex history of French colonialism and its afterlives in Southeast Asia.” —J.P. Daughton, author of An Empire Divided
... discovering European powers during the colonization period. Since the tribes
were considered mere occupants and not land owners, they could only sell their
occupancy rights to the discovering sovereigns and their successor institutions, ...
Domingo de los Colorados Soil answering to the description given for Latosolic
Regosol occurs within the Colonization Pilot Scheme area situated 20 miles
north of Sto . Domingo . Here the annual rainfall is 150 ins , with only four months
Further , the Spanish colonizers brought with them both prestige and power and
the colonized may have accepted humoral ideas of medicine as they did Catholic
ideas of theology , grafting these where possible onto their own ethnotheories ...
Author: Andrew Strathern
Category: Social Science
Throughout history and throughout the world today, problems of health, sickness, and medical treatment have been intimately interwoven with social, cultural, and political life generally. Medical anthropology deals with these problems from a biocultural perspective, recognizing the deep connections between cultural patterns, historical change, and life processes. This book draws on a rich array of ethnographic cases from around the world to demonstrate the complexities of ideas and practices that surround the health of the human body, and how health is impacted by the beliefs and practices of the community. The authors make particular use of new materials from their field areas among the Hagen and Duna people in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.The book is intended as a textbook useable for both anthropology courses and courses for medical students. The topics covered include a survey of earlier works in medical anthropology, regimens of bodily treatment, sex and reproduction, medical pluralism, doctor-patient communication, epidemiology, ethnopsychiatry, illness and the emotions, and how diseases such as AIDS have altered the ways in which individuals see themselves and 'traditional' practices alter to accommodate new diseases.Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart are a husband and wife anthropological team who work in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and the Lowlands of Scotland.
Author: American Colonization SocietyPublish On: 1854
American Colonization Society ... and to define the limits of their curing of a
suitable settlement ; the state functions , as expressive of the opinion of of public
opinion ; the embarrassments the Board that an addition to the number
occasioned by ...
Author: American Colonization SocietyPublish On: 1850
of their removal ; the procuring and setaries , and to define the limits of their curing of a suitable setilement ; the state functions , as expressive of the opinion
of of public opinion ; the embarrassments the Board that an addition to the
His reply has the President of the United States , in prostated fully and ably the
objections which curing the lands , to prefer the continent of occur to such an
establishment within the Africa , or any of the Spanish or Portuguese limits of the
ON THE MANAGEMENT OF THE DAIRY , PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO
THE MAKING AND CURING OF BUTTER . By Dr . James Anderson . When a
dairy is established , the undertaker may sometimes think it his interest to obtain
It was founded in 1737 by the Spanish crown as one of a chain of presidios from
Altar , Sonora , to San Antonio de Bejar , Texas , to protect the colonizers , in their
movement northward , from the marauding Indians who , once having acquired ...
Author: Dolores L. Latorre
Category: Cookery (Herbs)
Contains Mexican recipes using herbs as well as how to use herbs to cure a variety of medical conditions.
One aim of the Therapeutæ was to attain to such a state of holiness as to be able
to perform instantaneous cures. ... grades of healing, and from these schools
were sent out from time to time small bodies of colonizers into different countries.
If , however , so perverse a choice be contemplated , he who thus chooses
makes a vacant place for another not before located , so that the mischief is cured
. At home , then , the colonist is taken out of the labour market as abroad ; he is ...