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

Victoria Harris

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578573
eISBN:
9780191722936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578573.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the German sex trade from the lowest level upwards, focusing on the voices and experiences of the prostitutes. The book moves telescopically through four chapters. It begins with ... More


Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Frances Finnegan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book traces the development of Ireland's Magdalen Asylums, which are the homes that were founded in the mid-nineteenth century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform. The inmates of ... More


Prologue

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/9780199578573.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This prologue sets the scene for the book's focus on experience. It chronicles the life story of Cornelie Bauer, who worked as a prostitute in Leipzig from 1907 to 1940. Beginning with a discussion ... More


The Prostitute Experience

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/9780199578573.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sets out to establish the experiences of Germany's prostitutes during the first half of the twentieth century. It begins by examining the myths surrounding the prostitute woman during ... More


Conclusion: Towards an Understanding of the Prostitute Experience

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/9780199578573.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The conclusion sums up the arguments of the book. It suggests the book's position within wider discussions of sexuality, repression, and deviance. It discusses the complicated relationship between ... More


Plautus' Pharmacy

Dorota M. Dutsch

in Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533381
eISBN:
9780191714757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533381.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores a register of speech that the 4th-century commentator Donatus called blanditia. A detailed analysis of the distribution of the lexical markers of this register (the modifier ... More


Postmobilization Kinkiness: Barnes, West, Miller, and the Military’s Frankness about Sex and Venereal Disease

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

By the 1930s, the postmobilization tale of Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway (the racist promiscuity plot) was already being subverted, while still being utilized. In Tropic of Cancer by Henry ... 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


The Taxation of Roman Prostitutes *

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/9780195161328.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The tax on prostitutes instituted by Caligula provides solid evidence on its economic importance and the attitude of the imperial administration to it. The scattered and fragmentary nature of this ... More


Poverty and the Gendering of Empathy

Susan R. Holman

in God Knows There's Need: Christian Responses to Poverty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383621
eISBN:
9780199870479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This chapter explores women's experience of poverty in religious tradition and social history and the effect of women's poverty on children's health and development. The chapter begins by ... More


Policing the Daily Lives of Local People

John Merriman

in Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the daily routines of policing France's growing urban world. Prostitution, illegal gambling, notorious drinking spots, the brawling rivalries between groups of artisans, or ... More


‘Scientific’ Criminology

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins by noting how in the last third of the 19th century, the usual suspects — beggars, vagabonds, prostitutes, the day-labouring poor of the cities and their children — continued to ... More


Danger in the City: Danger in the Countryside

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the early and mid-19th-century concerns about those described as the criminal or dangerous classes. It emphasizes that while many of the concerns were directed at expanding ... More


Without the Pale: Melville and Ethnic Cosmopolitanism

Timothy Marr

in A Historical Guide to Herman Melville

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142822
eISBN:
9780199850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142822.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Although Melville may have witnessed the American Independence Day in England in the year 1839, he was only able to experience real independence when he realized the how the docks of Liverpool, when ... More


Who Was That Masked Woman?: The Prostitute and the Playwright in the Works of Aphra Behn

Catherine Gallagher

in Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182436
eISBN:
9780191673801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182436.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses primarily the theatrical representation of Aphra Behn. It shows why and how she staged her simultaneous presence and absence in the theatre. The chapter dares to use the ... More


“Patented Villains”: Rescue Workers and the Penitentiary System

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

There were alarming estimates on prostitution in Britain throughout the nineteenth century. This chapter presents the history of the Female Penitentiary system in England from its beginnings in the ... More


“Attitudes with a Shawl”: Performance, Femininity, and Spectatorship at the Italian Opera in Early Nineteenth-Century London

Rachel Cowgill

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The focus of this chapter is the internationally celebrated bravura soprano Angelica Catalani, who, the chapter argues, reveals the ambiguities of the prima donna as a cultural figure in early ... More


Leaving Prostitution: Getting Out and Staying Out of Sex Work

Sharon S. Oselin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785881
eISBN:
9780814770726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785881.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

While street prostitutes comprise only a small minority of sex workers, they have the highest rates of physical and sexual abuse, arrest and incarceration, drug addiction, and stigmatization, which ... More


On the Streets

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the 1850s, street prostitution was rapidly increasing; it was one of the problems that hindered the successful control of all urban public spaces by the police. Prostitution was prevalent in ... More


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