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Contagious divides : epidemics and race in San Francisco's Chinatown

Author: Nayan Shah
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Series: American crossroads, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contagious Divides charts the dynamic transformation of representations of Chinese immigrants from medical menace in the nineteenth century to model citizen in the mid-twentieth century. Examining the cultural politics of public health and Chinese immigration in San Francisco, this book looks at the history of racial formation in the U.S. by focusing on the development of public health bureaucracies. Nayan Shah  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nayan Shah
ISBN: 0520226283 9780520226289 0520226291 9780520226296
OCLC Number: 46731161
Description: xiv, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Public health and the mapping of Chinatown --
Regulating bodies and space --
Perversity, contamination, and the dangers of queer domesticity --
White women, hygiene, and the struggle for respectable domesticity --
Plague and managing the commercial city --
White labor and the American standard of living --
Making medical borders at Angel Island --
Healthy spaces, healthy conduct --
Reforming Chinatown.
Series Title: American crossroads, 7.
Responsibility: Nayan Shah.
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