"The English disease" or "Asian rickets"? Medical responses to postcolonial immigration
Bivins, Roberta E.. (2007) "The English disease" or "Asian rickets"? Medical responses to postcolonial immigration. Bulletin of the history of medicine, Vol.81 (No.3). pp. 533-568. ISSN 0007-5140Full text not available from this repository.
Do the former colonizing powers, like their former colonies, have "postcolonial medicine," and if so, where does it take place, who practices it, and upon whom? How has British medicine in particular responded to the huge cultural shifts represented by the rise of the New Commonwealth and associated postcolonial immigration? I address these questions through a case study of the medical and political responses to vitamin D deficiency among Britain's South Asian communities since the 1960s. My research suggests that in these contexts, diet frequently became a proxy or shorthand for culture (and religion, and race), while disease justified pressure to assimilate.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Osteomalacia -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century, Rickets -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century, Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century, South Asians -- Health and hygiene -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century, South Asians -- Medical care -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century, South Asians -- Cultural assimilation -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century, Social medicine -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Bulletin of the history of medicine|
|Publisher:||The Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 533-568|
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