Regulating Lives

Historical Essays on the State, Society, the Individual, and the Law

Robert Menzies (Redaktør) ; Dorothy E. Chunn (Redaktør)

This book examines Canadian experiences of social control, moralregulation, and governmentality during the late nineteenth and earlytwentieth centuries. Informed by the wealth of theoretical andhistorical writings that have recently emerged on these subjects, thecontributors explore diverse state, social, legal, and human encounterswith the regulation of lives in British Columbia and Canadian history. Les mer
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This book examines Canadian experiences of social control, moralregulation, and governmentality during the late nineteenth and earlytwentieth centuries. Informed by the wealth of theoretical andhistorical writings that have recently emerged on these subjects, thecontributors explore diverse state, social, legal, and human encounterswith the regulation of lives in British Columbia and Canadian history.Incest in the criminal courts, racial-ethnic dimensions of alcoholregulation, public health initiatives around venereal disease, and theseizure and indoctrination of Doukhobor children, among other issues,are examined in these nine original essays.

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Acknowledgments


Introduction / John McLaren, Robert Menzies, and Dorothy E.Chunn





1. 'A Strange Revolution in the Manners of the Country':Aboriginal-Settler Intermarriage in Nineteenth-Century British Columbia/ Jay Nelson


2. Control of the Insane in British Columbia, 1849-78: Care, Cure,or Confinement? / Gerry Ferguson


3. Racializing Prohibitions: Alcohol Laws and Racial/EthnicMinorities in British Columbia, 1871-1927 / MimiAjzenstadt


4. Secrets and Lies: The Criminalization of Incest and the(Re)Formation of the 'Private' in British Columbia,1890-1940 / Dorothy E. Chunn


5. 'Charity is One Thing and the Administration of Justice isAnother': Law and the Politics of Familial Regulation inEarly-Twentieth-Century British Columbia / Robert Adamoski


6. Regulating the 'Respectable' Classes: Venereal Disease,Gender, and Public Health Initiatives in Canada, 1914-35 / RenisaMawani


7. Race, Reason, and Regulation: British Columbia's Mass Exileof Chinese 'Lunatics' Aboard the Empress of Russia, 9February 1935 / Robert Menzies


8. The Politics of Naming: Constructing Prostitutes and RegulatingWomen in Vancouver, 1939-45 / Michaela Freund


9. The State, Child Snatching, and the Law: The Seizure andIndoctrination of Sons of Freedom Children in British Columbia, 1950-60/ John McLaren Postlude / John McLaren, Robert Menzies, and DorothyE. Chunn





Contributors


Index

Om forfatteren

John McLaren is Lansdowne Professor of Law, Universityof Victoria. Robert Menzies and DorothyChunn are both professors of criminology at Simon FraserUniversity.