Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Decolonizing International Health

India and Southeast Asia, 1930-65

Authors: Amrith, S.

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This book offers a history of international public health spanning the colonial and post-colonial eras. The volume focuses on India and the transnational networks connecting developments in India with Southeast Asia, and the wider world and contributes to debates on nationalism, internationalism and science in an age of decolonization.

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SUNIL S. AMRITH teaches History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Reviews

'This book is everything that a first monograph should be. Thoroughly researched, well-written, and pregnant with the possibilities of future research projects that build on this work.' - Itinerario

'Decolonizing International Health is an original study that convincingly points post-colonial historians of modern medicine to the period after independence and international historians to the significance of health agencies worldwide.' - Itinerario

'...a suggestive and imaginative contribution to our understanding of international health at a crucial juncture, not least because it takes such a bold and broad perspective...an immensely valuable work because it should inspire others to conduct a wide range of in-depth microhistorical studies of public health interventions in Asia.' - Niels Brimnes, Medical History

'Decolonizing International Health is as impressive in the material it presents as in the argument it unfolds. This excellent study of internationalization and the politics of health deserves a wide and appreciative readership.' - David Arnold, Journal of Contemporary History

'This work shows the development of ideas on international health from the 1930s to the 1960s; as such, it is more of an intellectual history than an institutional history. Among its numerous historical sources are official documents of international organizations and sovereign state governments, aural histories, and even works of literature. Its storytelling is magnificent. I found that it stimulated my thinking on a wide range of topics...At present, globalization is widening the health gap in many ways unprecedented. In this sense, the publication of this fascinating book is very timely. Both historians and contemporary experts in international health would be well served by reading it.' International Journal of Asian Studies


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Amrith, Sunil S.

    Pages 1-20

  • Depression and the Internationalization of Public Health

    Amrith, Sunil S.

    Pages 21-46

  • War and the Rise of Disease Control

    Amrith, Sunil S.

    Pages 47-71

  • The Political Culture of International Health

    Amrith, Sunil S.

    Pages 72-98

  • Building a New Utopia

    Amrith, Sunil S.

    Pages 99-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decolonizing International Health
Book Subtitle
India and Southeast Asia, 1930-65
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62736-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230627369
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8593-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54047-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 261
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