The global menace
Hodges, Sarah. (2012) The global menace. Social History of Medicine, Vol.25 (No.3). pp. 719-728. ISSN 0951-631XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkr166
The history of medicine has gone ‘global.’ Why? Can the proliferation of the ‘global’ in our writing be explained away as a product of staying true to our historical subjects' categories? Or has this historiography in fact delivered a new ‘global’ problematic or performed serious ‘global’ analytic work? The situation is far from clear, and it is the tension between the global as descriptor and an analytics of the global that concerns me here. I have three main concerns: (1) that there is an epistemic collusion between the discourses of universality that inform medical science and global-talk; (2) that the embrace of the ‘global’ authorises a turning away from analyses of power in history-writing in that (3) this turning away from analyses of power in history-writing leads to scholarship that reproduces rather than critiques globalisation as a set of institutions, discourses and practices.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History
Faculty of Arts > History > Centre for the History of Medicine
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Medicine -- History, Medicine -- Historiography, World health|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Social History of Medicine|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 719-728|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||Hodges, S. (2010). The global menace. Global Histories and the History of Health and Healthcare in the British Empire, Glasgow Caledonian University, 10 Nov 2010.|
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