Colonial Madness by Richard C. Keller
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Colonial Madness
By Richard C. Keller

Colonial Madness

Psychiatry in French North Africa New edition

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Colonial Madness by Richard C. Keller

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Nineteenth-century French writers and travelers imagined Muslim colonies in North Africa to be realms of savage violence, lurid sexuality, and primitive madness. "Colonial Madness" traces the genealogy and development of this idea from the beginnings of colonial expansion to the present, revealing the ways in which psychiatry has been at once a weapon in the arsenal of colonial racism, an innovative branch of medical science, and a mechanism for negotiating the meaning of difference for republican citizenship. Drawing from extensive archival research and fieldwork in France and North Africa, Richard C. Keller offers much more than a history of colonial psychology. "Colonial Madness" explores the notion of what French thinkers saw as an inherent mental, intellectual, and behavioral rift marked by the Mediterranean, as well as the idea of the colonies as an experimental space freed from the limitations of metropolitan society and reason. These ideas have modern relevance, Keller argues, reflected in French thought about race and debates over immigration and France's postcolonial legacy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226429731
ISBN-10: 0226429733
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard C. Keller

Richard C. Keller is assistant professor of medical history and the history of science at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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