Ruling Minds : Psychology in the British Empire
by Erik Linstrum
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0674088662 | 320 Pages | PDF | 14.3 MB
The British Empire used intelligence tests, laboratory studies, and psychoanalysis to measure and manage the minds of subjects in distant cultures. Challenging assumptions about the role of scientific knowledge in the exercise of power, Erik Linstrum shows that psychology did more to reveal the limits of imperial authority than to strengthen it.