Leprosy and colonialism:: Suriname under Dutch rule, 1750-1950 by Stephen SneldersLeprosy and colonialism:: Suriname under Dutch rule, 1750-1950 by Stephen Snelders

Leprosy and colonialism:: Suriname under Dutch rule, 1750-1950

byStephen Snelders

Hardcover | July 10, 2017

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Leprosy and colonialism investigates the history of leprosy in Suriname within the context of Dutch colonial power and racial conflict, from the plantation economy and the age of slavery to its legacy in the modern colonial state. It explores the relationship between the modern stigmatizationand exclusion of people affected with leprosy, and the political tensions and racial fears originating in colonial slave society, exerting their influence until after the decolonization up to the present day. In the book colonial sources are read from shifting perspectives, of the colonial rulersand, "from below", the ruled.Though leprosy is today a neglected tropical disease, recognizing influences of our colonial heritage in our global management of health and disease, and exploring the perspectives of other cultures are essential in a time in which migration movements make the permeability of boundaries, andtransmission of diseases, more common then perhaps ever before.
Stephen Snelders is Research Fellow at Utrecht University, Faculty of Science, Freudenthal Institute/History and Philosophy of the Sciences, The Netherlands.
Title:Leprosy and colonialism:: Suriname under Dutch rule, 1750-1950Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:July 10, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:152611299X

ISBN - 13:9781526112996

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