Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco's Chinatown

Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco's Chinatown

by Nayan Shah

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520226289
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/29/2001
Series: American Crossroads Series , #7
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Nayan Shah is Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and the author of Contagious Divides (UC Press).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: Public Health, Race, and Citizenship1
1.Public Health and the Mapping of Chinatown17
2.Regulating Bodies and Space45
3.Perversity, Contamination, and the Dangers of Queer Domesticity77
4.White Women, Hygiene, and the Struggle for Respectable Domesticity105
5.Plague and Managing the Commercial City120
6.White Labor and the American Standard of Living158
7.Making Medical Borders at Angel Island179
8.Healthy Spaces, Healthy Conduct204
9.Reforming Chinatown225
Conclusion: Norms as a Way of Life251
Notes259
Bibliography333
Index367

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