Global Anti-Vice Activism, 1890–1950: Fighting Drinks, by Jessica R. Pliley,Robert Kramm,Harald Fischer-Tiné

By Jessica R. Pliley,Robert Kramm,Harald Fischer-Tiné

Vice used to be one of many basic shared pursuits of the worldwide group on the flip of the 20 th century. Anti-vice activists labored to strive against noxious elements reminiscent of alcohol, medications and cigarettes, and 'immoral' sexual actions reminiscent of prostitution. the vast majority of those activists approached the problem of vice by way of expressing concerns concerning the physique, its actual wellbeing and fitness, and performance. via situating anti-vice politics of their broader ancient contexts, worldwide Anti-Vice Activism, 1890–1950 sheds clean mild at the projects of varied actors, corporations and associations that have formerly been handled basically inside nationwide and neighborhood barriers. anti-vice coverage from either social and cultural ancient views, it illuminates the centrality of regulating vice in imperial and nationwide modernization initiatives. The individuals argue that vice and vice law represent an awesome subject for international background, simply because they bridge the space among discourse and perform, and country and civil society.

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