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The anatomy of power : European constructions of the African body

Show simple item record Butchart, Alexander, 1961- en 2015-10-14T08:36:20Z 2015-10-14T08:36:20Z 1998 en
dc.identifier.isbn 1868880923 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781868880928
dc.description Winner of the Hiddingh-Currie Award 1998 for academic excellence
dc.description.abstract A study over ten chapters which applies the theoretical tools developed by Michel Foucault to the problem of the African body as it exists to Western socio-medical science in Africa. The book was lauded by critics, as it ` ... offers a novel and radical perspective on the emergence of African body that transcends all other writing in the field'. The author received the Hiddingh Currie Award for Academic Excellence for this book.
dc.description.tableofcontents Contents -- List of illustrations (pages vii-viii) -- Preface (pages ix-xiv) -- 1. The African body in history and histories of the African body (pages 1-12) -- 2. Power, knowledge and the body (pages 13-33) -- 3. Renaissance body myths and the spectacle of strangeness (pages 34-53) -- 4. A body without volume: the African as target of sovereignty and object of taxonomy (pages 54-73) -- 5. Missionary medicine, moral sanitation and fabrication of the heathen heart (pages 74-91) -- 6. The industrial panopticon: mining and the medical construction of migrant African labour (pages 92-110) -- 7. Discipline and danger: psychological science and the African personality (pages 111-127) -- 8. Filth, food and freedom: public health and its changing African objects (pages 128-153) -- 9 Birth of a Bantu clinic (pages 154-172) -- 10. Postscript: on the anatomy of power (pages 173-185) -- Bibliography (pages 186-209) -- Index (pages 210-220)
dc.format.extent 1 online resource ( xiv, 220 pages) : illustrations
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Pretoria : University of South Africa
dc.relation.ispartofseries Hiddingh-Currie ; 16
dc.subject.classification Philosophy
dc.subject.classification Cultural Studies
dc.subject.classification African Studies
dc.subject.ddc 306.4096
dc.subject.lcsh Human body -- Social aspects -- Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Human body -- Social aspects -- Europe
dc.subject.lcsh Africans -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Africans -- Health and hygiene
dc.subject.lcsh Africans -- Public opinion
dc.subject.lcsh Public opinion -- Europe
dc.title The anatomy of power : European constructions of the African body en
dc.title.alternative European constructions of the African body
dc.type Book

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