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La psychiatrie coloniale française en Algérie et au Sénégal


  • René Collignon


[eng] René Collignon - French colonial psychiatry in Algeria and Senegal.. This article gives an outline of the historisation of French colonial psychiatry in Africa starting from two contrasting situations: Algeria, a settlement colony conferred with the status of French administrative départements, and Senegal, in West Africa, where no European colonial population had become established. The starting point of a psychiatric assistance project in the colonies goes back to the report by Reboul and Régis at the French psychiatrists'conference in Tunis in 1912, which defined a policy to follow. The problems of implementation are examined, as are the accomplishments up to the time of independence and the emergence of a corpus of "ethnopsychiatric" knowledge on the people who were colonized.

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  • René Collignon, 2006. "La psychiatrie coloniale française en Algérie et au Sénégal," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 47(187), pages 527-546.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:rtiers:tiers_1293-8882_2006_num_47_187_5668
    Note: DOI:10.3406/tiers.2006.5668

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