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Hansen’s disease (leprosy)
Published: 22 April 2016
... This chapter argues that the U.S. occupation and annexation of Hawai‘i shaped a public discourse of Hawaiian dependency associating Kānaka Maoli (native Hawaiians) with moral and biological susceptibility to Hansen’s disease, commonly known as leprosy. While the eroticized discourse surrounding...
Published: 01 January 2017
... The chapter examines the case of Hansen’s disease (leprosy), which is regularly situated in the past. The political aspects of the disease’s cure and its cultural history reveal the process of removing sick bodies from domestic space during the colonial era, thereby reshaping the family...