Book ID: CBB371333288

An Archive of Skin, An Archive of Kin: Disability and Life-Making during Medical Incarceration (2022)


Adria L. Imada (Author)

University of California Press

Publication Date: 2022
Physical Details: 385
Language: English

What was the longest and harshest medical quarantine in modern history, and how did people survive it? In Hawaiʻi beginning in 1866, men, women, and children suspected of having leprosy were removed from their families. Most were sentenced over the next century to lifelong exile at an isolated settlement. Thousands of photographs taken of their skin provided forceful, if conflicting, evidence of disease and disability for colonial health agents. And yet among these exiled people, a competing knowledge system of kinship and collectivity emerged during their incarceration. This book shows how they pieced together their own intimate archives of care and companionship through unanticipated adaptations of photography.

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Authors & Contributors
Moran, Michelle Therese
Dickerson, James L.
Kah Seng Loh
Bulmus, Birsen
Inglis, Kerri A.
Cunha, Vivian da Silva
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Social History of Medicine
Korean Journal of Medical History
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Prometheus Books
University of North Carolina Press
Edinburgh University Press
University of Hawai'i Press
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Queen's University (Canada)
Public health
Infectious diseases
Prevention and control of disease
Medicine and society
Leprosy (Hansen's disease)
Disease and diseases
Penna, Belisário
Ladoo, Harold Sonny
Cassin, Frieda
Kincaid, Jamaica
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
18th century
16th century
United States
Hawaii (U.S.)
Louisiana (U.S.)
Ottoman Empire
World Health Organization (WHO)

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