In this Book

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From the height of colonialism in the mid-nineteenth century, through to the aftermath of the Second World War, nurses have been at the heart of colonial projects. They were ideally placed to insinuate the ‘improving’ culture of their employers into the local communities they served, and travelled in droves to far-flung parts of the globe to serve their country. Issues of gender, class and race permeate this book, as the complex relationships between nurses, their medical colleagues, governments and the populations they nursed are examined in detail, using case studies which draw on exciting new sources. Many of the chapters are based on first-hand accounts of nurses and reveal that not all were motivated by patriotic vigour or altruism, but went out in search of adventure. The book will be an essential read for colonial historians, as well as historians of gender and ethnicity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of figures
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of contributors
  2. pp. viii-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: contextualising colonial and post-colonial nursing
  2. Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins
  3. pp. 1-17
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  1. 1. Lady amateurs and gentleman professionals: emergency nursing in the Indian Mutiny
  2. Sam Goodman
  3. pp. 18-40
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  1. 2. Imperial sisters in Hong Kong: disease, conflict and nursing in the British Empire, 1880–1914
  2. Angharad Fletcher
  3. pp. 41-59
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  1. 3. The social exploits and behaviour of nurses during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899–1902
  2. Charlotte Dale
  3. pp. 60-83
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  1. 4. ‘They do what you wish; they like you; you the good nurse!’...
  2. Linda Bryder
  3. pp. 84-103
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  1. 5. Training the ‘natives’ as nurses in Australia: so what went wrong?
  2. Odette Best
  3. pp. 104-125
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  1. 6. Working towards health, Christianity and democracy: American colonial and missionary nurses in Puerto Rico, 1900–30
  2. Winifred C. Connerton
  3. pp. 126-144
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  1. 7. The early years of nursing in the Dutch East Indies, 1895–1920
  2. Liesbeth Hesselink
  3. pp. 145-168
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  1. 8. A sample of Italian Fascist colonialism: nursing and medical records in the Imperial War in Ethiopia (1935–36)
  2. Anna La Torre, Giancarlo Celeri Bellotti and Cecilia Sironi
  3. pp. 169-187
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  1. 9. Changes in nursing and mission in post-colonial Nigeria
  2. Barbra Mann Wall
  3. pp. 188-207
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  1. 10. Two China ‘gadabouts’: guerrilla nursing with the Friends Ambulance Unit, 1946–48
  2. Susan Armstrong-Reid
  3. pp. 208-231
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  1. Afterword
  2. Rima D. Apple
  3. pp. 232-236
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  1. Select bibliography
  2. pp. 237-242
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 243-248
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781784996963
MARC Record
OCLC
980214780
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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