Anna Clark, review of Jessica R. Pliley, Robert Kramm, and Harold Fischer-Tiné, eds., Global Anti-Vice Activism, 1890-1950: Fighting Drink, Drugs and “Immorality”  (2016), in Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 31 (2017): 153-54.  Essays first presented at a conference in Switzerland.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Jessica R. Pliley, Robert Kramm-Masaoka and Harald Fischer-Tiné
    Part I. Health and the Body:
    2. Modernity, vice and the problem of nakedness Philippa Levine
    3. ‘Godless Edens’ – surveillance, eroticized anarchy and ‘depraved communities’ in Britain and the wider world, 1890–1930 Antony Taylor
    4. Physical culture as ‘natural cure’ – Eugen Sandow’s global campaign against the diseases and vices of civilization c.1890–1920 Carey A. Watt
    Part II. Drinks and Drugs:
    5. The specter of degeneration – alcohol and race in West Africa in the early twentieth century Charles Ambler
    6. A question of social medicine or racial hygiene? Temperance discourse in Bulgaria, 1920–40 Nikolay Kamenov
    7. Threats to Empire – illicit distillation, venereal diseases and colonial disorder in British West Africa, 1930–48 Emmanuel Akyeampong
    8. Medical and criminological constructions of drug addiction in late Imperial and early Soviet Russia Pavel Vasilyev
    9. Cigarette smoking in modern Buenos Aires – the sudden change in a century-old continuity Diego Armus
    Part III. Prostitution and Sex Trafficking:
    10. The FBI’s white slave division – the creation of a national regulatory regime to police prostitutes in the United States, 1910–18 Jessica R. Pliley
    11. Anti-vice lives: peopling the archives of prostitution in interwar India Stephen Legg
    12. China’s prostitution regulation system in an international context, 1900–37 Elizabeth Remick
    13. ‘Hey, GI, want pretty flower girl?’ – venereal disease, sanitation, and geopolitics in US-occupied Japan and Korea, 1945–8 Robert Kramm-Masaoka
    14. Afterword David Courtwright.