Imperial Bedlam: Institutions of Madness in Colonial Southwest Nigeria (Medicine and Society)

Imperial Bedlam: Institutions of Madness in Colonial Southwest Nigeria (Medicine and Society)

by JSadowsky (Author)

Synopsis

A study that examines writings by African patients in asylums and the reports of officials, doctors, and others to discuss the meaning of madness in Nigeria, the development of colonial psychiatry, and the connections between them. It shows how contradictions inherent in colonialism were articulated in both asylum policy and psychiatric theory.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 09 Sep 1999

ISBN 10: 0520216172
ISBN 13: 9780520216174