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Sickness and the State

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

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  • Date Published: August 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521524483

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  • This unique book is a history of health, disease and its prevention in Malaya under colonial rule. With insight and clarity, it explores the relationships among biology, environment, population and the structures of the state. The book emphasizes the role of medicine in legitimizing colonialism and shows that the ill health of populations was related to the political and social climate. The book integrates history, medical and social theory to offer a compelling account of disease and changing health status under colonialism.

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    "...Manderson's book is a well-written and judicious account of health conditions and concerns in Malaya under British colonialism." Pamela Sodhy, Crossroads

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    • Date Published: August 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521524483
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus. 1 map 47 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Author

    Lenore Manderson, University of Queensland

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