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Record number 532871
Title Selling Sex in the City : A Global History of Prostitution, 1600s-2000s
Author(s) Rodriguez Garcia, Magaly; Heerma van Voss, L.; Nederveen Meerkerk, E.J.V. van
Source Brill Academic Publishers (Studies in Global Social History ) - ISBN 9789004346246 - 894 p.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004346253
Department(s) Rural and Environmental History
WASS
Publication type Scientific book or proceedings (editor)
Publication year 2017
Abstract Selling Sex in the City offers a worldwide analysis of prostitution that takes a long historical approach which covers a time period from 1600 to the 2000s. The overviews in this volume examine sex work in more than twenty notorious “sin cities” around the world, ranging from Sydney to Singapore and from Casablanca to Chicago. Situated within a comparative framework of local developments, the book takes up themes such as labour relations, coercion, agency, gender, and living and working conditions. Selling Sex in the City thus reveals how prostitution and societal reactions to the trade have been influenced by colonization, industrialization, urbanization, the rise of nation states, imperialism, and war, as well as by revolutions in politics, transport, and communication.
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