Common prostitutes and ordinary citizens commercial sex in London, 1885-1960 / Julia Laite

Author(s): Laite, Julia
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Subjects: Prostitution--England--London--History
Prostitution--Law and legislation--England--London
Electronic books
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Basingstoke [England] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Series: Genders and sexualities in history
LC Classification: H, HQ
Additional Authors: ebrary, Inc
Notes: Invalid LCCN: 2011043799
ISBN: 9780230230545 (hardback)
ISBN: 9780230354210 (e-book)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Criminalizing Commercial Sex -- Selling sex: Women, Work, and Prostitution -- Buying Sex: Men and the Marketplace -- The Crusade Begins: The Criminal Law Amendment Act and London's 'Brothels' Before the First World War -- Women in Public and Public Women: Controlling Street Prostitution 1887-1914 -- 'Down on Whores' and 'Living on the Earnings': Violence, Vulnerability and the Law after 1885 -- White Slaves and Alien Prostitutes: Trafficking, Protection, and Punishment in the Early Twentieth Century -- Making War, Taking Fingerprints, and Challenging the Law: Policy Changes and Public Debates after 1914 -- Behind Closed Doors: Off-Street Commercial Sex in the Interwar Years -- Sex, War, and Syndication: Organized Prostitution and the Second World War -- The Shame of London: Prostitution and Panic in the Post-War Metropolis -- Risking the Dangers: Reconsidering Commercial Sex in 'Permissive Britain' -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: "Between 1885 and 1960, laws and policies designed to repress prostitution dramatically shaped London's commercial sex industry. This book examines how laws translated into street-level reality, explores how women who sold sex experienced criminalization, and charts the complex dimensions of the underground sexual economy in the modern metropolis"-- Provided by publisher
Physical Description: ix, 299 p. : ill., maps
OCLC Number: ebr10531026
ISBN/ISSN: 9780230230545
9780230354210

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