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The Prostitute Milieu

Victoria Harris

in Selling Sex in the Reich: Prostitutes in German Society, 1914-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578573
eISBN:
9780191722936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578573.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter moves from the prostitute woman to the milieu of which she was a part. It asks whether prostitutes represented, as many historians have argued, a marginalized and relatively invisible ... More


Civic Disabilities: The Status of Prostitutes and Pimps as Roman Citizens

Thomas A. J. McGinn

in Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161328
eISBN:
9780199789344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161328.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The disabilities that were imposed on prostitutes and pimps constitute infringements on their rights and their standing as Roman citizens. This chapter examines a segment of these: disabilities ... More


The Lex lulia de Adulteriis Coercendis

Thomas A. J. McGinn

in Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161328
eISBN:
9780199789344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161328.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the ancient Roman law lex Iulia de adulteriis coercendis, a companion statute to the lex Iulia de maritandis ordinibus that was brought before the concilium plebes by Augustus ... More


Tennis Shoe Pimp

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Clark Terry's association with Feather, a prostitute who described him as her “tennis shoe pimp because he didn't beat her,” and he also talks about his gigs at the Grenada. It ... More


Selling Sex Overseas: Chinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking

Ko-lin Chin and James O. Finckenauer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772577
eISBN:
9780814769683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772577.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Every year, thousands of Chinese women travel to Asia and the United States in order to engage in commercial sex work. This book challenges the current sex trafficking paradigm that considers all sex ... More


Practice/Malpractice

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses medical errors and malpractice and their impact on physicians. It first considers the role of shame in the practice of medicine and the lifelong pursuit of shame avoidance ... More


The Sociology of Prostitution in Antiquity in the Context of Pagan and Christian Writings

Hans Herter and Linwood DeLong

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the attitude of Christianity toward prostitution compared with the way that prostitution was regarded in secular antiquity. Prostitutes belonged chiefly, if not exclusively, to ... More


Controlling the ‘Social Evil’: Policing Prostitution

Louise Settle

in Sex for Sale in Scotland: Prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1900-1939

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400008
eISBN:
9781474422543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400008.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focuses on the ways in which legislation was implemented by the police and magistrates on a day-to-day basis, and the impact police policies had on the regulation and organisation of ... More


Women’s Experiences of Prostitution

Louise Settle

in Sex for Sale in Scotland: Prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1900-1939

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400008
eISBN:
9781474422543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400008.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter uses poor law, census, police, magistrates and prison records relating to over eight-hundred women, alongside in-depth case studies of individuals, to examine the major themes that ... More


Prostitution and the Arab Man, 1945–1975: Algerian Pimps and the “Takeover” of the “Whores of France”

Todd Shepard

in Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226493275
eISBN:
9780226493305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493305.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the unexpected fears about prostitution from 1945-1975 in order to ask how in the post-decolonization era of sexual liberation the racialized fears that had long been prominent ... More


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