Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire / Edition 1

Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire / Edition 1

by Philippa Levine, P. Levine, Levine Philippa
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415944465

ISBN-13: 9780415944465

Pub. Date: 07/24/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In addition to shouldering the blame for the increasing incidence of venereal disease among sailors and soldiers, prostitutes throughout the British Empire also bore the burden of the contagious diseases ordinances that the British government passed. By studying how British authorities enforced these laws in four colonial sites between the 1860s and the end of the

Overview

In addition to shouldering the blame for the increasing incidence of venereal disease among sailors and soldiers, prostitutes throughout the British Empire also bore the burden of the contagious diseases ordinances that the British government passed. By studying how British authorities enforced these laws in four colonial sites between the 1860s and the end of the First World War, Philippa Levine reveals how myths and prejudices about the sexual practices of colonized peoples not only had a direct and often punishing effect on how the laws operated, but how they also further justified the distinction between the colonizer and the colonized.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415944465
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/24/2003
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
Chapter 1Comparing Colonial Sites15
Part IContagious Diseases Laws
Chapter 2Law, Gender, and Medicine37
Chapter 3Colonial Medicine and the Project of Modernity61
Chapter 4Diplomacy, Disease, and Dissent91
Chapter 5Abolitionism Declawed121
Chapter 6Colonial Soldiers, White Women, and the First World War145
Part IIRace, Sex, and Politics
Chapter 7Prostitution, Race, and Empire177
Chapter 8The Sexual Census and the Racialization of Colonial Women199
Chapter 9White Women's Sexuality in Colonial Settings231
Chapter 10"Not A Petticoat In Sight": The Problem of Masculinity257
Chapter 11Space and Place: The Marketplace of Colonial Sex297
Epilogue323
Abbreviations Used in the Notes329
Notes331
Bibliography417
Index459

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