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Prostitution, Race and Politics Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire

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ISBN-10: 0415944473

ISBN-13: 9780415944472

Edition: 2003

Authors: Philippa Levine

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From the 1850s until the 1880s, British Colonial administrators across the globe established wide-ranging legislation aimed principally at slowing the spread of venereal disease and the subsequent loss of soldier-power it brought about. Virtually every British colonial possession and interest was subject in the later half of the nineteenth century to Contagious Diseases (CD) ordinances and regulations that identified female prostitutes as the principal source of infection. Women working as prostitutes, particularly those serving British soldiers and sailors, were required to register officially as prostitutes and undergo regular examinations designed to detect venereal disease. This system,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Comparing Colonial Sites
Contagious Diseases Laws
Law, Gender, and Medicine
Colonial Medicine and the Project of Modernity
Diplomacy, Disease, and Dissent
Abolitionism Declawed
Colonial Soldiers, White Women, and the First World War
Race, Sex, and Politics
Prostitution, Race, and Empire
The Sexual Census and the Racialization of Colonial Women
White Women's Sexuality in Colonial Settings
"Not A Petticoat In Sight": The Problem of Masculinity
Space and Place: The Marketplace of Colonial Sex
Abbreviations Used in the Notes