Prostitution, Race, and Politics

Prostitution, Race, and Politics

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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.In their survey of public health in nineteenth -century Britain, Elizabeth Fee and Dorothy Porter stress environmental issues ... of the famed Chadwick survey of 1842: clean water, efficient sewerage and drainage, clean streets and thoroughfares, and ... The department was moved to the Privy Council in 1859 as a result of changes made in administrative structure by the ... Edmund A. Parkes, A Manual of Practical Hygiene Prepared Especially for Use in the Medical Service of the Armyanbsp;...

Title:Prostitution, Race, and Politics
Author:Philippa Levine
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2003


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