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Common prostitutes and ordinary citizens : commercial sex in London, 1885-1960

Author: Julia Laite; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Genders and sexualities in history.
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"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"--
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Laite, Julia, 1979-
Common prostitutes and ordinary citizens.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2011043799
(OCoLC)740623769
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Laite; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230354210 0230354211
OCLC Number: 774695925
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 299 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Genders and sexualities in history.
Responsibility: Julia Laite.
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