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Juanita L. De Barros <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My earlier research concentrated on exploring the history of (urban) public health and popular protest in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Guyana. My current research project (supported by a SSHRC grant) explores the significance of race and gender in the intertwined histories of public health and health workers in the British Caribbean and wider Atlantic world.
|Address:||Dept of History
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8
|Primary Phone:||(1) (905) 525-9140|
|Fax Number:||(1) (905) 777-0158|
|List Affiliations:||Former List Editor for H-Caribbean
Reviewer for H-Albion
|Interests:||History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Juanita De Barros
Associate Professor, Department of History, McMaster University
PhD (History), York University (1998)
Co-editor (with Audra Diptee and David Trotman). Beyond Fragmentation: Perspectives on Caribbean History. Princeton: Marcus Weiner Publishers, 2006.
Co-editor (with Sean Stilwell). Colonialism and Health in the Tropics. Special Issue of Caribbean Quarterly 49.4 (December 2003).
Order and Place in a Colonial City: Patterns of Struggle and Resistance in Georgetown, British Guiana, 1889-1924. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002.
(Selected) ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
“Dispensers, Obeah, and Quackery: Medical Rivalries in Post-Slavery British Guiana.” Social History of Medicine. 38 ms pp, 2007.
(With Audra Diptee and David Trotman), “Introduction,” in eds. De Barros, Diptee, and Trotman, Beyond Fragmentation: Perspectives on Caribbean History. Princeton: Marcus Weiner Publishers, 2006. 13 pp
“‘Working Cutlass and Shovel': Labour and Redemption at the Onderneeming School in British Guiana," in eds. Gad Heuman and David Trotman, Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-emancipation Caribbean. London: Macmillan, 2005. 39-64.
"Urban British Guiana, 1838-1924: Wharf Rats, Centipedes, and Pork Knockers," in eds. Paul Craven and Doug Hay, Master and Servant: Uses of the Law. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. 323-337.
"'Setting Things Right': Medicine and Magic in British Guiana, 1803-1834," 25.1 Slavery and Abolition (April, 2004): 28-50.
"Sanitation and Civilization in Georgetown, British Guiana,” in Colonialism and Health in the Tropics, Special Issue of Caribbean Quarterly 49.4 (December 2003): 65-86.
“‘Spreading Sanitary Enlightenment’: Race, Identity, and the Emergence of a Creole Medical Profession in British Guiana," Journal of British Studies 42 (October 2003): 483-504.
(With Sean Stilwell). “Introduction: Public Health and the Imperial Project,” in Colonialism and Health in the Tropics. Special Issue of Caribbean Quarterly 49.4 (December 2003): 1-11.
"Metropolitan Policies and Colonial Practices at the Boys' Reformatory in British Guiana," Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 30.2 (May 2002): 1-24.
"Congregationalism and Afro-Guianese Autonomy," in ed. Patrick Taylor, Nation Dance: Religion, Identity, and Cultural Difference in the Caribbean. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001. 89-103.
"'To Milk or Not to Milk?' Regulation of the Milk Industry in Colonial Georgetown," in The Journal of Caribbean History 31: 1 & 2 (1997): 36-53.
"'Race' and Culture in the Writings of J. J. Thomas," in The Journal of Caribbean History 27.1 (1993): 36-53