Race, Gender and the Body in British Immigration Control

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  • Evan Smith
  • Marinella Marmo

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series book series (MDC)

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This book analyses the practice of virginity testing endured by South Asian women who wished to enter Britain between the late 1960s and the early 1980s, and places this practice into a wider historical context. Using recently opened government documents the extent to which these women were interrogated and scrutinized at the border is uncovered.


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  • Evan Smith
    • 1
  • Marinella Marmo
    • 1
  1. 1.Flinders UniversityAustralia

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