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
     
 

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 to combat it. By studying how British authorities enforced these laws in four colonial sites between the 1860s and the… See more details below

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 to combat it. 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:
9780415944472
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

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

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