midterm paper II

midterm paper II - formations as causally responsible for...

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The image, “Danger in Familiarities,” was published here in 1922 by the Social Hygiene Society of Minnesota, which was part of the broader social hygiene movement supported at the federal level by the U.S. Public Health Service and the American Social Hygiene Association. For this paper, the ad hoc definition for the State will be, the collective representation of the social hygiene movement that was supported by universities, politicians, and medical practitioners, and authorized by the state and federal governments. In this paper I will use the such and such Fergusen model on such and such to explain why the State’s view that vice and noticeable particularities, during early 20 th Century America, were responsible for emerging social formations that stood against the betterment of the state, and thus, saw these new social
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Unformatted text preview: formations as causally responsible for weakening the social fabric of America, and subsequently leading to the rise of venereal diseases. The image presented by the State employed the use of the amorphous universal, moral indignation, and popular eugenic thought, to discourage young woman from miscegenation and promiscuity, which were viewed at the time, as leading causes of prostitution and the dissemination of venereal diseases. To better understand this summarization of the image’s purpose one should have a sense of the social environment and cultural norms the intended recipient of the image was, or was at least thought to be, exposed to, and the social and scientific views of the State....
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  • Spring '11
  • TomSarmiento
  • Federal government of the United States, Social hygiene movement, American Social Hygiene Association, social hygiene

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