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The Devil's Chain : Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland.

Author: John A Thompson
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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In the half-century before Poland's long-awaited political independence in 1918, anxiety surrounded the country's burgeoning sex industry. This is the first book to examine the world of commercial sex throughout the partitioned Polish territories, uncovering a previously hidden conversation about sexuality, gender propriety, and social class.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Thompson
ISBN: 0801454190 9780801454196
OCLC Number: 994500483
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Winner, Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Slavic/Ea.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource (392 pages)
Contents: THE DEVIL'S CHAIN; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Reforming the National Body; 1. Out of the Shadows; 2. Into the Abyss: The Turn to Paid Sex; 3. Sex and the Bourgeois Family; 4. Narratives of Entrapment; 5. Sex Trafficking and Human Migration; 6. The Devil's Chain; 7. Female Activism and the Shadow State; 8. The Physician and the Fallen Woman; 9. Purity and Danger: Prostitution Reform and the Birth of Polish Eugenics; 10. Sex in the New Republic; Conclusion: Prostitution and the Shaping of the National Community; Bibliography; Index.

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"Keely Stauter-Halsted's new book makes a convincing case for moving prostitution to the center of our analysis of the long nineteenth century of Polish history.... The Devil's Chain is an impressive Read more...

 
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