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From colonial to cross-cultural psychiatry in Nigeria
Matthew M. Heaton

(mental) health with the practice of global history. Nationalism, anti-colonialism and Nigerian psychiatry In the Nigerian context the transformation of colonial psychiatry into a cross-cultural and global psychiatry was spearheaded mostly by indigenous Nigerian psychiatrists, trained in British or British-modelled universities and hospitals in the 1950s and 1960s, who took over mental health institutions as part of Nigerian decolonization and practised in the first few decades after independence in 1960. Initially, these

in Global health and the new world order
Suriname under Dutch rule, 1750– 1950

Explaining how leprosy was considered in various historical settings by referring to categories of uncleanliness in antiquity, is problematic. The book historicizes how leprosy has been framed and addressed. It investigates the history of leprosy in Suriname, a plantation society where the vast majority of the population consisted of imported slaves from Africa. The relationship between the modern stigmatization and exclusion of people affected with leprosy, and the political tensions and racial fears originating in colonial slave society, exerting their influence until after the decolonization up to the present day. The book explores leprosy management on the black side of the medical market in the age of slavery as contrasted with the white side. The difference in perspectives on leprosy between African slaves and European masters contributed to the development of the 'Great Confinement' policies, and leprosy sufferers were sent to the Batavia leprosy asylum. Dutch debates about leprosy took place when the threat of a 'return' of leprosy to the Netherlands appeared to materialise. A symbiotic alliance for leprosy care that had formed between the colonial state and the Catholics earlier in the nineteenth century was renegotiated within the transforming landscape of Surinamese society to incorporate Protestants as well. By 1935, Dutch colonial medicine had dammed the growing danger of leprosy by using the modern policies of detection and treatment. Dutch doctors and public health officials tried to come to grips with the Afro-Surinamese belief in treef and its influence on the execution of public health policies.

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Richard Bates

Society in Postwar France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011); Siân Reynolds, France between the Wars: Gender and Politics (London: Routledge, 1996); Kristin Ross, Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995); Joan Tumblety, Remaking the Male Body: Masculinity and the Uses of Physical Culture in Interwar and Vichy France (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). 33 Kedward, La Vie en bleu , loc. 4100

in Psychoanalysis and the family in twentieth-century France
Claire Beaudevin, Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Christoph Gradmann, Anne M. Lovell, and Laurent Pordié

War and the East–West divide, and on the other hand, the decolonization and emergence of numerous new nation-states whose economic, social and political life focused on the ‘need for development’ (Sidiqi, 1995 ; Amrith, 2006 ). This shift also stemmed from the emergence of biomedicine as the dominant form of medical knowledge. It became the basis upon which a rapid expansion of therapeutic tools could be envisioned as a driver of modernization. This period included the massive expansion of the pharmaceutical industry through both its research and development

in Global health and the new world order
The cultural construction of opposition to immunisation in India
Niels Brimnes

Politics of Nationalism (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000), p. 20. S. S. Amrith, Decolonizing International Health. India and Southeast Asia 1930–65 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), p. 33. 46 ‘A National Defect’, Young India (25 April 1925), in CWMG, XL, p. 283

in The politics of vaccination
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Paul Greenough, Stuart Blume, and Christine Holmberg

–31. 22 M. Espinosa, Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Indepen dence, 1878–1930 (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2009). 23 But see S. A. Amrith, Decolonizing International Health: India and Southeast Asia, 1930–65 (London: Palgrave 2006

in The politics of vaccination
Enacting human rights in mental health care in Ghana
Ursula M. Read

, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry . Athens : Ohio University Press . Human Rights Watch ( 2012 ) ‘ Like a death sentence”: abuses against persons with mental disabilities in Ghana . Human Rights Watch . Jack , H. , M. Canavan , E. Bradley and A. Ofori

in Global health and the new world order
Psychogenetic counselling at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1955–1969
Marion Andrea Schmidt

a vast range of phenomena, from family, gender, and parenting to racial relations or social unrest. Anthropologists tried to find universal human traits in cross-cultural comparison. Sociologists and psychologists focused on group dynamics to better understand bias, discrimination, and political orientation in the aftermath of Nazi Germany and fears of Communist subversion. Racial unrest and decolonization conflicts also fuelled psychosocial research, such as the work of Mauritian-born and Algeria-based psychiatrist Frantz Fanon. To activists in decolonializing

in Eradicating deafness?