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Global anti-vice activism, 1890-1950 : fighting drinks, drugs, and "immorality"

Author: Jessica R Pliley; Robert Kramm; Harald Fischer-Tiné
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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This book places vice and vice regulation in their global social and cultural contexts at the turn of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2016008437
(OCoLC)945072581
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica R Pliley; Robert Kramm; Harald Fischer-Tiné
ISBN: 9781316212592 1316212599 9781316690383 1316690385 9781316689639 1316689638
OCLC Number: 964290824
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 333 pages ): illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Toward a "vicious turn"? Vices' archeology of knowledge; Notes; Part I Health and the body; 2 Modernity, vice, and the problem of nakedness; Notes; 3 "Godless Edens"; Cranks, marginals, and marginals in memory; Ideal communities and anti-vice activism; Hostility to land communes; Religion, mysticism, and land communes; Moral opposition to land communes; Conclusion; Notes; 4 Physical culture as "natural healing." Life reform and the dangers of being labeled a "crank""No teetotal crank": Sandow and the temperance movement; Naturalness as virtue; "A craving for drugs": patent medicines and pharmaceutical drugs as vices; "Curing illness without medicine": taking on doctors and the pharmaceutical industry; Conclusion and epilogue; Notes; Part II Drinks and drugs; 5 The specter of degeneration; Race and the liquor traffic controversy; The Liquor Trade Committee; Alcohol, fecundity, and degeneration; The geography of drink and difference; Notes; 6 A question of social medicine or racial hygiene? Temperance and the tapestry of social hygieneEugenics, "racial poisons," and temperance: a global discourse; Echoes of the racial degeneration discourse in the Balkans; Race and racial hygiene in the 1930s; Conclusion; Notes; 7 Threats to empire; American evangelicals and the Anglo-Saxon moral reform movement, 1880s-1920s; Temperance, liquor legislation and the rise of illicit distillation in West Africa; Besieged within and without: illicit distillers, prostitutes, and internal disorder in British West Africa during World War II; The age of akpeteshie (illicit gin). A diseased fighting force: VDs and British troopsConclusion; Notes; 8 Medical and criminological constructions of drug addiction in late Imperial and early Soviet Russia; Scientific perceptions of drug addiction in late Imperial Russia; Radical changes after World War I; Constructing the social problem: drug addiction in medical and legal texts of the early Soviet period; Conclusion; Notes; 9 Cigarette smoking in modern Buenos Aires; Notes; Part III Prostitution and sex trafficking; 10 The FBI's White Slave Division; The white slavery crisis; The White Slave Division; Implications; Conclusion. Notes11 Anti-vice lives; "Calcutta Vice: The Dragon of Calcutta Lust"; Geneva's distant intimacies; Fictional facts and anti-vice lives; Notes; 12 China's prostitution regulation system in an international context, 1900-1937; The diffusion of regulated prostitution to China; Application of the regulatory model in China; The Chinese style of prostitution regulation; Domestic transmission of prostitution regulation; New meanings and consequences of regulation in China; Structural divergences from the European and Japanese models; Implications for women's autonomy.
Responsibility: Jessica R. Pliley, Robert Kramm, Harald Fischer-Tiné.

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