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Author Levine, Philippa.

Title Prostitution, race, and politics : policing venereal disease in the British Empire / Philippa Levine
Published New York : Routledge, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 480 pages)
Contents Ch. 1. Comparing Colonial Sites -- pt. I. Contagious Diseases Laws -- Ch. 2. Law, Gender, and Medicine -- Ch. 3. Colonial Medicine and the Project of Modernity -- Ch. 4. Diplomacy, Disease, and Dissent -- Ch. 5. Abolitionism Declawed -- Ch. 6. Colonial Soldiers, White Women, and the First World War -- pt. II. Race, Sex, and Politics -- Ch. 7. Prostitution, Race, and Empire -- Ch. 8. Sexual Census and the Racialization of Colonial Women -- Ch. 9. White Women's Sexuality in Colonial Settings -- Ch. 10. "Not A Petticoat In Sight": The Problem of Masculinity -- Ch. 11. Space and Place: The Marketplace of Colonial Sex
Summary While most agree that Contagious Diseases (CD) ordinances were put in place primarily to protect the health of British soldiers, a closer examination reveals that the laws were not just about the control of VD but also 'a conscious instrument of colonial dominance'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-458) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject British -- Diseases -- Colonies -- Great Britain.
British -- Sexual behavior -- Colonies -- Great Britain.
Prostitution -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History.
Sexually transmitted diseases -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- history.
Colonialism -- history.
Sex Work -- history.
Sex Work -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- prevention & control.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Race relations.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Social policy.
United Kingdom.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003043128
ISBN 020388194X
1135945020 (electronic bk.)
9781135945022 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Prostitution, race & politics