In both African and Asian colonies until the late 19th century, colonial medicine operated pragmatically to meet the medical needs first of colonial officers and troops, immigrant settlers, and laborers responsible for economic development, then of indigenous populations when their ill health threatened the well-being of the expatriate pupulation.
Since, the turn of the century, however, the consequences of colonial expansion and development for indigenous people's health had become increasingly apparent, and disease control and public health programs were expanded in this light.
These programs increased government surveillance of populations at both community and household leves.
As a consequence, colonial states extended institutional oversight and induced dependency through public health measures.
Drawing on my own work on colonial Malaya, I illustrate developments in public health and their lings to the moral logic of colonialism and its complementarity to the political economy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine, Homme, Politique sanitaire, Historique, Soin santé primaire, Malaisie, Asie, Siècle 19eme, Colonialisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medicine, Human, Health policy, Case history, Primary health care, Malaysia, Asia, Century 19th
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Cote : 99-0082534
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 31/05/1999.