Medicine and Colonial Identity

Medicine and Colonial Identity

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Over the last century, identity as an avenue of inquiry has become both an academic growth industry and a problematic category of historical analysis. This volume shows how the study of medicine can provide new insights into colonial identity, and the possibility of accommodating multiple perspectives on identity within a single narrative. Contributors to this volume explore the perceived self-identity of colonizers; the adoption of western and traditional medicine as complementary aspects of a new, modern and nationalist identity; the creation of a modern identity for women in the colonies; and the expression of a healer's identity by physicians of traditional medicine.Gujarati, Urdu, and Hindi, to journals whose readership was predominantly female. ... compared to the reformist phase of the nineteenth century.29 Representing the convergence of several factors, including the diffusion of womena#39;s education, ... the standardization of Hindi, and later decades witnessed its growth and evolution as it adapted new Western prose genres such as essays, novels, and shortanbsp;...

Title:Medicine and Colonial Identity
Author: Bridie Andrews, Mary P. Sutphen
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-09-02

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