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Contextualising colonial and post-colonial nursing
Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins

nursing.1 This omission has already been addressed in the closely related field of history of medicine through a number of publications over a long period of time,2 and this book aims to help correct the balance for nursing’s history. The history of nursing presents a unique perspective from which to interrogate colonialism and post-colonialism, which includes aspects of race and cultural difference, as well as class and gender. Simultaneously, viewing nursing’s development under colonial and post-colonial rule can reveal the different faces of what, on the surface, may

in Colonial caring
John Marriott

very process that sought to understand them. Again reciprocity obtained. ‘Culture was imbricated both in the means and the ends of colonial conquest’, argues Nicholas Dirks, ‘and culture was invented in relationship to a variety of internal colonialisms.’ Colonial culture reached back to the metropolis, to emerge in and inform domestic concerns. 7 Metropolitan

in The other empire
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History, time and temporality in development discourse
Uma Kothari

administrator and subsequent development professional indicates this social distancing from colonialism when he said, ‘It was necessary to present oneself as a ‘new’ kind of Brit, not like those gin guzzling, idle, red faced colonial chaps’. In this way, development has successfully been recast as a universally ‘good thing’ even though it may be ridden with paradoxes. Understanding the form and extent of colonial traces, however, is necessary if we are to explore how development mediates, extends, entrenches or counters colonial legacies. These historical relationships need

in History, historians and development policy
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Rima D. Apple

organised remained vital elements of the community. The conjunction of colonial and post-colonial history and the history of nursing enables us to better appreciate the multiplicities of colonialism and post-colonialism and the diversity within 235 Rima D. Apple the nursing profession. By bringing together studies from around the world from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, Colonial Caring:  A  History of Colonial and Post-colonial Nursing allows us to untangle the complications inherent in any historical study of nursing. The overlapping foci of these

in Colonial caring
The origins of the Algerian women’s movement, 1945–54
Neil Macmaster

same way as “beasts of burden”’, and encouraged Algerian women to engage in the struggle of all peoples against colonialism. The delegate Thai-Thi-Lien denounced the ongoing French colonial war in Vietnam and emphasised the key role of women in the ‘struggle for total liberation’, both through support for combatants and, on the social front, through a mass drive against illiteracy.38 Algerian women delegates attended, and reported back from, international women’s conferences held in Budapest, North Korea, Peking, Cairo and Stockholm. By 1952 the attention of the UFA

in Burning the veil
Emergency nursing in the Indian Mutiny
Sam Goodman

a strong female presence in British India at this time in relation to the ‘civilising mission’ of British colonialism in India, and indeed the presence of British women and children in India stemmed from a shift in colonial policy in the early part of the nineteenth century that emphasised the presence of soldiers’ and administrators’ families for various socially performative and practical reasons. Klaver explains that the rationale behind this shift in practice was that the soldiers themselves would be comforted by the presence of their wives and children during

in Colonial caring
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Catherine Hall

(Guyana) and British Honduras (Belize) was included. These British West Indian colonies formed a link between North and South America and were strategically vital to the European powers, particularly in the era of the sailing ship. They shared a history, of colonisation, displacement, slavery, emancipation, indenture, nationalism and anti-colonialism: a history out of which a particular kind of West

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
The case of colonial India and Africa
C. A. Bayly

article, ‘Reversal of fortune’ (Acemoglu et al. 2002), they nuance this approach, arguing less from an ecological perspective than from a demographic one. The areas that were richest circa 1500 (e.g., the Mughal Empire, China, the Aztec Empire) attracted extractive styles of European colonialism and semi-colonialism and have consequently become relatively poor over the last half millennium. Those relatively underpopulated or impoverished territories in 1500 (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, the areas which became the USA or Argentina) required a much greater input of

in History, historians and development policy
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Sabine Clarke

: Macmillan, 1980), vol. 1, ch. 4; D. Goldsworthy, Colonial Issues in British Politics, 1945–1961 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971), p. 11; M. Havinden and D. Meredith, Colonialism and Development: Britain and Its Tropical Colonies, 1850–1960 (London and New York: Routledge, 1993), pp. 199–205; J. M. Lee and M. Petter, The Colonial Office, War and Development Policy: Organisation and the Planning of a Metropolitan Initiative, 1939–1945 (London: Maurice Temple Smith, 1982); S. R. Ashton and S. Stockwell, Imperial Policy and Colonial Practice, 1925–1945 , British

in Science at the end of empire
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Post-concepts in historical perspective
Herman Paul

modernism and colonialism alike. 33 Consequently, the ‘post’ in postcolonial does something different than the ‘post’ in post-industrial. Whereas, for Bell, post-industrial referred to an epochal ‘change in the social structure’ of American society, 34 the ‘post’ in postmodern and postcolonial corresponds to a change in perspective more than to a perceived change in reality. So a first insight that can be drawn from existing literature is that post-prefixes can refer to two kinds of history: the historia res gestae

in Post-everything