作者 Arnold, David
書名 Toxic histories : poison and pollution in modern India / David Arnold
出版項 Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, c2016
book jacket
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 陽明大學書庫區  QW511.JI4 A753 2016    30020101035071  在架上
稽核項 ix, 241 p. ; 24 cm
叢書名 Science in history
Science in history (Cambridge University Press)
附註 "Toxic Histories combines social, scientific, medical and environmental history to demonstrate the critical importance of poison and pollution to colonial governance, scientific authority and public anxiety in India between the 1830s and 1950s. Against the background of India's 'poison culture' and periodic 'poison panics', David Arnold considers why many familiar substances came to be regarded under colonialism as dangerous poisons. As well as the criminal uses of poison, Toxic Histories shows how European and Indian scientists were instrumental in creating a distinctive system of forensic toxicology and medical jurisprudence designed for Indian needs and conditions, and how local as well as universal poison knowledge could serve constructive scientific and medical purposes. Arnold reflects on how the 'fear of a poisoned world' spilt over into concerns about contamination and pollution, giving ideas of toxicity a wider social and political significance that has continued into India's postcolonial era"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Toxins -- India -- History
Toxins, Biological -- history
Poisons -- history
Environmental Pollution -- history
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
India
國際標準書號 9781107126978 (hbk.) : US$39.99
9781107565739 (pbk.)