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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Vice in the Barracks

Medicine, the Military and the Making of Colonial India, 1780-1868

Authors: Wald, E.

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This book examines the colonial state's approach to venereal disease and 'vice'-driven health risks in the first half of the nineteenth century. Further, it shows that these decisions had wide-ranging and often surprising consequences not simply for the army itself, but for India and the empire more broadly. Shortlisted for the 2014 Templer Award.

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Erica Wald is Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include modern South Asia, with a particular focus on social, medical and military history.

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Shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize 2014.

Shortlisted for the 2014 Templer Award for the best first book by a new author.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wald, Erica

    Pages 1-15

  • The East India Company, the Army and Indian Society

    Wald, Erica

    Pages 16-47

  • Regulating the Body: Experiments in Venereal Disease Control, 1797–1831

    Wald, Erica

    Pages 48-83

  • Medicine and Disease in the ‘Age of Reform’

    Wald, Erica

    Pages 84-117

  • The Body of the Soldier and Space of the Cantonment

    Wald, Erica

    Pages 118-156

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-27099-3
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-27098-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-44451-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vice in the Barracks
Book Subtitle
Medicine, the Military and the Making of Colonial India, 1780-1868
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27099-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137270993
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27098-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44451-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 273
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