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Prostitution

in The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316999
eISBN:
9781846317064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317064.020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the problem of prostitution in Liverpool during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It explains that in 1837 there were about 4,000 prostitutes in Liverpool and suggests ... More


The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City, 1750-1900

Michael Macilwee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316999
eISBN:
9781846317064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317064
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the nineteenth century Liverpool gained an unenviable reputation as the most crime–ridden place in the country. Dock theft, alcohol–related crime, prostitution, sectarian violence, a high level of ... More


Mapping drink: The spatial logic of social reform

David Beckingham

in The Licensed City: Regulating drink in Liverpool, 1830-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781781383438
eISBN:
9781786944207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383438.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Having established a political turn in temperance agitation, chapter four examines a prominent group in local Liberal politics: the Popular Control and Licensing Reform Association (PCA). By ... More


Attacking the licensing system: The ‘twin evils’ of drunkenness and prostitution

David Beckingham

in The Licensed City: Regulating drink in Liverpool, 1830-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781781383438
eISBN:
9781786944207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383438.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

It was, in the end, the alleged alliance between the pub trade and prostitution that put Liverpool civic structures under pressure to reform. These included the organisation of licensing. This ... More


The Kalends of April

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Close reading of Ovid Fasti 4.133-62 reveals an archaic ritual requiring citizen women to bathe naked in public on 1 April in honour of Venus Verticordia. The goddess may also have been called ... More


Contrasting Urban and Rural Transgressive Sexualities in Jacob’s Room

Vara Neverow

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Allusions to sexuality in general—and especially to sexual transgression—are recurrent elements in Virginia Woolf's work, though they are typically coded. This chapter examines several contrasting ... More


The Demon Drink

in The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316999
eISBN:
9781846317064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317064.010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of alcohol in the social breakdown of lower–class neighbourhoods in Liverpool during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It explains that it was beer and spirits ... More


The Control of Prostitution

in Visions of Filth: Deviancy and Social Control in the Novels of Galdos

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237181
eISBN:
9781846314384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237181.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the control of prostitution in Benito Pérez Galdós' Fortunata y Jacinta and Nazarín. It describes the images of filth that emerged around the figure of the prostitute in public ... More


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