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A nervous state : violence, remedies, and reverie in Colonial Congo, Nancy Rose Hunt

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A nervous state : violence, remedies, and reverie in Colonial Congo
Title
A nervous state
Title remainder
violence, remedies, and reverie in Colonial Congo
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Rose Hunt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In A Nervous State, Nancy Rose Hunt considers the afterlives of violence and harm in King Leopold's Congo Free State. Discarding catastrophe as narrative form, she instead brings alive a history of colonial nervousness. This mood suffused medical investigations, security operations, and vernacular healing movements. With a heuristic of two colonial states✹one "nervous, " one biopolitical✹the analysis alternates between medical research into birthrates, gonorrhea, and childlessness and the securitization of subaltern "therapeutic insurgencies." By the time of Belgian Congo's famed postwar developmentalist schemes, a shining infertility clinic stood near a bleak penal colony, both sited where a notorious Leopoldian rubber company once enabled rape and mutilation. Hunt's history bursts with layers of perceptibility and song, conveying everyday surfaces and daydreams of subalterns and colonials alike. Congolese endured and evaded forced labor and medical and security screening. Quick-witted, they stirred unease through healing, wonder, memory, and dance. This capacious medical history sheds light on Congolese sexual and musical economies, on practices of distraction, urbanity, and hedonism. Drawing on theoretical concepts from Georges Canguilhem, Georges Balandier, and Gaston Bachelard, Hunt provides a bold new framework for teasing out the complexities of colonial history.--
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Hunt, Nancy Rose
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Medicine
  • Belgium
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Label
A nervous state : violence, remedies, and reverie in Colonial Congo, Nancy Rose Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Registers of violence -- Maria N'koi -- Emergency time -- Shock talk and flywhisks -- A penal colony, an infertility clinic -- Motion
Control code
FIEb17815459
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780822359463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)911255165
Label
A nervous state : violence, remedies, and reverie in Colonial Congo, Nancy Rose Hunt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Registers of violence -- Maria N'koi -- Emergency time -- Shock talk and flywhisks -- A penal colony, an infertility clinic -- Motion
Control code
FIEb17815459
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780822359463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)911255165

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