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

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Contagious divides : epidemics and race in San Francisco's Chinatown
Title
Contagious divides
Title remainder
epidemics and race in San Francisco's Chinatown
Statement of responsibility
Nayan Shah
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 powerful book looks at the history of racial formation in the United States by focusing on the intriguing subject of the development of public health bureaucracies
  • Nayan Shah reveals how ethnic differences were constructed and maintained by the modern state. Public health authorities depicted Chinese immigrants as filthy and diseased, as the carriers of such incurable afflictions as smallpox, syphilis, and the bubonic plague. This resulted in the vociferous enforcement of sanitary regulations on Chinese people, residences, and workplaces. Shah shows how Chinese Americans responded to health regulations and allegations with persuasive political speeches, lawsuits, boycotts, violent protests, and poems. Adroitly employing discourses of race and health, these activists argued that Chinese Americans were worthy and deserving of sharing in the resources of American society
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Shah, Nayan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA448.5.C45
LC item number
S53 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American crossroads
Series volume
7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Public health
  • Epidemics
  • Immigrants
  • Chinese Americans
  • Community health services
Label
Contagious divides : epidemics and race in San Francisco's Chinatown, Nayan Shah
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Perversity, Contamination, and the Dangers of Queer Domesticity
  • p. 77.
  • 4.
  • White Women, Hygiene, and the Struggle for Respectable Domesticity
  • p. 105.
  • 5.
  • Plague and Managing the Commercial City
  • p. 120.
  • 6.
  • Introduction: Public Health, Race, and Citizenship
  • White Labor and the American Standard of Living
  • p. 158.
  • 7.
  • Making Medical Borders at Angel Island
  • p. 179.
  • 8.
  • Healthy Spaces, Healthy Conduct
  • p. 204.
  • 9.
  • Reforming Chinatown
  • p. 1.
  • p. 225.
  • Conclusion: Norms as a Way of Life
  • p. 251
  • 1.
  • Public Health and the Mapping of Chinatown
  • p. 17.
  • 2.
  • Regulating Bodies and Space
  • p. 45.
Control code
46731161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780520226296
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Contagious divides : epidemics and race in San Francisco's Chinatown, Nayan Shah
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Perversity, Contamination, and the Dangers of Queer Domesticity
  • p. 77.
  • 4.
  • White Women, Hygiene, and the Struggle for Respectable Domesticity
  • p. 105.
  • 5.
  • Plague and Managing the Commercial City
  • p. 120.
  • 6.
  • Introduction: Public Health, Race, and Citizenship
  • White Labor and the American Standard of Living
  • p. 158.
  • 7.
  • Making Medical Borders at Angel Island
  • p. 179.
  • 8.
  • Healthy Spaces, Healthy Conduct
  • p. 204.
  • 9.
  • Reforming Chinatown
  • p. 1.
  • p. 225.
  • Conclusion: Norms as a Way of Life
  • p. 251
  • 1.
  • Public Health and the Mapping of Chinatown
  • p. 17.
  • 2.
  • Regulating Bodies and Space
  • p. 45.
Control code
46731161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780520226296
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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