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John Chircop

, New Jersey-London, Rutgers University 224 Power Press, 2009, 179–186; John and Jean Comaroff, Ethnography and the Historical Imagination, Boulder Colorado, Westview Press, 1992, 215–235; John Chircop, ‘Pax Britannica and “Free Trade and Open Seas”: shifting British informal colonialism in North Africa, 1800–1860s’, Mediterranean Review 8, 1, 2015, 29–57. 3 For the relationship between formal and informal empire building, see Bernard Porter, The Lion’s Share. A Short History of British Imperialism, 1850–1983, London and New York, Longman, 1994, 8–12. 4 David

in Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914
Katherine Foxhall

for example, Warwick Anderson, Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race, and Hygiene in the Philippines (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2006 ); David Arnold, The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze: India, Landscape and Science, 1800–1856 (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2006 ); Mark Harrison, Climates and Constitutions: Health, Race, Environment and British Imperialism in India, 1600–1850 (New Delhi and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002 ); Eric T. Jennings, Curing

in Health, medicine, and the sea
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Narratives of balance and moderation at the limits of human performance
Vanessa Heggie

. 66–72. 53 This sense of anxiety and displacement lasted into the twentieth century: see P. D. Curtin, ‘“The white man's grave” image and reality, 1780–1850’, The Journal of British Studies , 1 (1961), 94–110, at p. 94; and M. Harrison, Climates and Constitutions: Health, Race, Environment and British Imperialism in India, 1600–1850 (Delhi and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), esp. pp. 102

in Balancing the self
Narratives of the Indian Medical Service
Alannah Tomkins

.), Memoirs of William Hickey (London: Purnell Book Services, [1975]), p. xiii. 50 Bayly, Indian Society, p. 106. 51 Bayly, Indian Society, pp. 106, 115; M. Harrison, Climates and Constitutions. Health, Race, Environment and British Imperialism in India 1600–1850 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 111–12; M. Macmillan, Women of the Raj (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1988). 52 Data is taken from D.G. Crawford, Roll of the Indian Medical Service 1615–1930 (London: W. Thacker, 1930). 53 D. Arnold, Colonising the Body. State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in

in Medical misadventure in an age of professionalisation, 1780–1890
Emergency nursing in the Indian Mutiny
Sam Goodman

opportunity to engage in the care of the sick and wounded, as well as the ability to then record such service in print, offered practical and ideological channels through which women were able to contribute to the project of British imperialism in India. However, rather than suggest that nursing is wholly a way in which gender and class roles were contested in the pages of the colonial medical diary, this chapter will consider how nursing and diary writing are presented as natural extensions of typical female activity, conducted through and enabled by the extraordinary

in Colonial caring
Disease, conflict and nursing in the British Empire, 1880–1914
Angharad Fletcher

: Oxford University Press, 1989). 22 J. Gardiner Austin, Hongkong Government Gazette, 4 April 1874, p. 158. 23 ‘Medical Committee Report on the Plague’, 3 April 1895, p. 31, http://sunzi. (accessed 24 April 2015). 24 Dr Philip Bernard Chenery Ayres, ‘Hong Kong Colonial Surgeon’s Report for 1880’, 20 May 1881, (accessed 24 April 2015). 25 M. Harrison, Climates and Constitutions:  Health, Race, Environment and British Imperialism in India, 1600–1850 (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2002), pp

in Colonial caring
Bonnie Evans

parliament of South Africa in 1960 signalled full independence for former colonies and encouraged critical reflection on the wider ideologies of social and evolutionary progress that had sustained British imperialism. 1 A larger, educated reading public encouraged the publication of new journals and critical reflections on public life, creating a broader counter-culture movement. At

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