Mapping Out the Venereal Wilderness

Public Health and STD in New Zealand, 1920-1980

By Antje Kampf

The author, Antje Kampf - who received her PhD in Auckland, M.A. in Cincinnati, and is currently a Senior Lecturer ("Juniorprofessor") for gender aspects with the Institute for the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz - explores the social history of venereal disease and public health in New Zealand in the twentieth-century by re-evaluating existing international scholarship on disease control and issues of morality. By using untapped archival material, this case study highlights the wider importance in international research into the interception of health agencies and targeted groups and the impact of gender, race and class on the venereal disease debate. "...makes an original and valuable contribution" (Raelene Frances, Journal of the History of Sexuality 2012). "This is a book of interest to historians and to sexual health practitioners." (Janet McCalman, Medical History 2011). "...helps us to see why venereal diseases and STDs are so hard to control and adds to the growing international literature." (Barbara Brookes, Journal for the Social History of Medicine 2009)

288 pages

Publication Date: 5/15/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825897659