Dangerous Liaisons: A Social History of Venereal Disease in Twentieth-century Scotland
This book explores the role of Venereal Disease in shaping perceptions of sexuality in twentieth-century Scotland, and in defining the response of the Modern State to patterns of sexual behaviour. It examines how civic, medical and political authorities reacted to the 'Hideous Scourge' in times of peace and war and how far policy was informed by anxieties surrounding social change and public morality as much as by the incidence of disease and developments in medical knowledge. It focuses in particular on the moral assumptions underpinning epidemiological debate, and the various dimensions of stigmatisation and control within VD discourse, including gender, generation and class. This study also highlights the protracted campaign in Scotland for legal controls over those suffering from VD, and the enduring problem, resurrected by the threat of HIV and AIDS, of balancing the demands of public health against those of civil liberties in the regulation of 'dangerous sexualities'.
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Page 1 - ... Customers in France and England, 185O-1886', in M. Arnott and C. Osborne (eds), Gender and Crime (London, University College London Press, 1998). The culture of compulsion: venereal disease, sexuality and the state in twentieth-century Scotland Roger Davidson Society's response to venereal disease has been shown to be a central strand in that 'whole web of discourses' that has constructed and regulated sexuality in modern society.