The psychology of rebellion : Colonial medical responses to dissent in British East Africa

@article{Mahone2006ThePO,
  title={The psychology of rebellion : Colonial medical responses to dissent in British East Africa},
  author={S. Mahone},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={2006},
  volume={47},
  pages={241-258}
}
  • S. Mahone
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
  • This article opens with a retelling of colonial accounts of the 'mania of I9II', which took place in the Kamba region of Kenya Colony. The story of this 'psychic epidemic' and others like it would be recounted over the years as evidence depicting the predisposition of Africans to episodic mass hysteria. This use of medical and psychological language in primarily non-medical contexts serves to highlight the intellectual and political roles psychiatric ideas played in colonial governance. The… CONTINUE READING
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