PROSTITUTION AND VICTORIAN SOCIETY Women, class, and the state

Author: Walkowitz (Judith R.)
Year: 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg
ISBN: 9780521223348
Price: 15.00
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Hardback. The state regulation of prostitution, as established under the Contagious Diseases Acts of 1864, 1866, and 1869, and the successful campaign for the repeal of the Acts, provide the framework for this study of alliances between prostitutes and feminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police. The book makes a major contribution to women's history, working-class history, and the social history of medicine and politics. It demonstrates how feminists and others mobilised over sexual questions, how public discourse on prostitution redefined sexuality in the late 19th century, and how the state helped to recast definitions of social deviance. Part I : Prostitution, Social Science, and Venereal Disease; Part II : The Contagious Diseases Acts, Regulationists, and Repealers; Part III : Two Case Studies: Plymouth and Southampton Under the Contagious Diseases Acts. With Epilog, Notes, Selected Bibliog. and Index. 347pp. 8v0 h/back. With signs of b/plate removal + small 'scribble' mks. to presumably delete previous owner's name etc. but covers F. in sl. chipped Vg. dw.

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