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The Criminalization of Leprosy in Hawai‘i

Kerri A. Inglis

in Ma'i Lepera: Disease and Displacement in Nineteenth-Century Hawaii

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834845
eISBN:
9780824871383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834845.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the ways in which the disease and its victims were “criminalized” through their treatment in Hawaiʻi. At the heart of this discussion on medical treatment, objectification, ... More


Accommodation, Adaptation, and Resistance to Leprosy and the Law

Kerri A. Inglis

in Ma'i Lepera: Disease and Displacement in Nineteenth-Century Hawaii

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834845
eISBN:
9780824871383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834845.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter considers the ways Hawaiians and those afflicted with the disease resisted the 1865 Act to Prevent the Spread of Leprosy and its application. At the same time the chapter reveals Western ... More


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