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Selling sex in the Reich : prostitutes in German society, 1914-1945

Author: Victoria Harris
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback edition]View all editions and formats
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Selling Sex in the Reich focuses on the voices and experiences of prostitutes working in the German sex trade in the first half of the twentieth century. Victoria Harris develops a nuanced picture of the prostitutes' backgrounds, their reasons for entering the trade, and their attitudes towards their work and those who sought to control them, as well as of their clients and the wide variety of other players within  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Harris
ISBN: 9780199657797 0199657793 9780199578573 0199578575
OCLC Number: 774637608
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Women's History Network Book Prize 2011 Highly Commended, Longman-History Today Book of the Year Awards 2010.
Description: 210 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: rescuing the fallen woman ----
1. The prostitute experience ---
2. The prostitute milieu ---
3. The prostitute and society ---
4. The prostitute and the state ----
Conclusion: towards an understanding of the prostitute experience.
Other Titles: Prostitutes in German society, 1914-1945
Responsibility: Victoria Harris.

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Focusing on issues of deviance, class, and gender, Harris reassesses the experience of working in the sex trade in early-twentieth-century Germany, touching upon arguments about the meaning of  Read more...

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engaging ... contributes to the historiography of gender and sexuality by throwing light on the experience of women working as prostitutes. * Lutz Sauerteig, American Historical Review * An Read more...

 
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