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Birth of the ‘Secular’ Individual: Medical and Legal Methods of Identification in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

Khaled Fahmy

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes a number of medico-administrative and legal changes that were introduced in nineteenth-century Egypt and that gave rise to an individualized conception of identity. Prompted by ... More


Area-Based Competitions and Awards as a Motivational Tool for Public Service Provision: The Experience of Xining, China

Bingqin Li and Yongmei Zhang

in Is Decentralization Good For Development?: Perspectives from Academics and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198737506
eISBN:
9780191800894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737506.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the role of area-based competitions and awards in motivating local government investment in, and provision of, public services. These policy tools are compared with other ... More


Exposition Infrastructure and Exhibition Display: An Introduction

Julie K. Brown

in Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026574
eISBN:
9780262258630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026574.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores how international expositions helped promote a public awareness of health and medicine during the period between 1876 to 1904, when the United States was making a transition from ... More


Public Spaces, Public Bodies

Nicole Tarulevicz

in Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038099
eISBN:
9780252095368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038099.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines contemporary policies about the regulation of public space and food hygiene against the backdrop of colonial policy and anxieties. The regulation of public space, the demands of ... More


‘A vaccine for the nation’: South Korea’s development of a hepatitis B vaccine and national prevention strategy focused on newborns

Eun Kyung Choi and Young-Gyung Paik

in The Politics of Vaccination: A Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110886
eISBN:
9781526124272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110886.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

For several decades South Korea has been recognised as a country in which hepatitis B is endemic, but it has also become famous for its controlled hepatitis epidemic, using a well-organised ... More


The Muse of the Dispensary Girls

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter recounts Vũ Trọng Phụng's meeting with the director of the Dispensary, Dr. Joyeux, wherein he asked for permission to enter the Dispensary in order to investigate prostitution and ... More


Childhood as a national asset: the medical and moral framing of ‘health’

Kevin Ryan

in Refiguring childhood: Encounters with biosocial power

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526148612
eISBN:
9781526160959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148629.00013
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Chapter 6 presents a genealogy of reformatory education and public hygiene, focusing on how ‘health’ has come to traverse medical and moral conceptions of childhood, and how the figure of the healthy ... More


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