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The Resource Sexuality, politics, and social control in Virginia, 1920-1945, Pippa Holloway

Sexuality, politics, and social control in Virginia, 1920-1945, Pippa Holloway

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Sexuality, politics, and social control in Virginia, 1920-1945
Title
Sexuality, politics, and social control in Virginia, 1920-1945
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Pippa Holloway
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the first half of the twentieth century, white elites who dominated Virginia politics sought to increase state control over African Americans and lower-class whites, whom they saw as oversexed and lacking sexual self-restraint. In order to reaffirm the existing political and social order, white politicians legalized eugenic sterilization, increased state efforts to control venereal disease and prostitution, cracked down on interracial marriage, and enacted statewide movie censorship. Providing a detailed picture of the interaction of sexuality, politics, and public policy, Pippa Holloway explores how these measures were passed and enforced.The white elites who sought to expand government's role in regulating sexual behavior had, like most southerners, a tradition of favoring small government, so to justify these new policies, they couched their argument in economic terms: a modern, progressive government could provide optimum conditions for business growth by maintaining a stable social order and a healthy, docile workforce. Holloway's analysis demonstrates that the cultural context that characterized certain populations as sexually dangerous worked in tandem with the political context that denied them the right to vote. This perspective on sexual regulation and the state in Virginia offers further insight into why white elite rule mattered in the development of southern governments
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Midwest
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Holloway, Pippa
Dewey number
306.7089/009755
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sex customs
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Working class women
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
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Sexuality, politics, and social control in Virginia, 1920-1945, Pippa Holloway
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11718391
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807877494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11718391
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718391
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Sexuality, politics, and social control in Virginia, 1920-1945, Pippa Holloway
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11718391
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807877494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11718391
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718391
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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