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Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

MacDonald P. Jackson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

‘That very great play, Pericles’, as T. S. Eliot called it, poses formidable problems of text and authorship. The first of the Late Romances, it was ascribed to Shakespeare when printed in a quarto ... More


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


The Worlds of Prostitution in the Early Republic

Virgil K.Y. Ho

in Understanding Canton: Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282715
eISBN:
9780191603037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282714.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The working conditions and lives of many prostitutes in Canton were not as horrific as frequently described in official propaganda and writings by concerned intellectuals. The reasons for their entry ... More


Prostitution and Moral Order *

Lyndal Roper

in The Holy Household: Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202806
eISBN:
9780191675522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202806.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the development in prostitution during the Reformation in Augsburg. The major development in prostitution during the Reformation was caused by the closure of city brothels, an ... More


Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Nina Kushner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book reveals the complex world of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris—the demimonde—by focusing on the professional mistresses who dominated it. These damesentretenues exchanged sex, ... More


Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada's Legal Brothels

Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479859290
eISBN:
9781479875597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Wrapped in moral judgments about sexual conduct and shrouded in titillating intrigue, legal prostitutes in Nevada’s brothels frequently face oppression and unfair labor practices while managing ... More


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

Louise Settle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400008
eISBN:
9781474422543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400008.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Sex for Sale in Scotland examines the various formal and informal methods that were used to police female prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow between 1900 and 1939 and explores how these policies ... 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


The Archaeology of Prostitution and Clandestine Pursuits

Rebecca Yamin and Donna J. Seifert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056456
eISBN:
9780813058252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056456.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The archaeological study of prostitution in nineteenth-century American contexts grew out of the discovery of brothels in the 1990s during large urban projects done in compliance with the National ... More


The Church of England, Methodism, and ‘the province of public virtue’ 1

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on debates in the 1760s about Methodism and the Church of England. Although Methodism was still officially part of the Church until 1795, many Anglicans felt unhappy with the ... More


Brothel operators' and support agencies' experiences of decriminalisation

Elaine Mossman

in Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423344
eISBN:
9781447303664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter is based on the Victoria University of Wellington research project that was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice. The research was commissioned to assist the Prostitution Law Review ... More


The Business of Vice

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/9780198201656.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the different forms of businesses that were condoning and encouraging the crimes and immorality and vices during the Victorian era. In this chapter the business of brothels, ... More


A Blemish on the City

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses two camps that deal with the prostitution question. The “regulationist” camp wants to strictly deal with prostitution by putting the brothel trade under legal regulation. This ... More


There Must Be Harm

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that completely eliminating prostitution would be very dangerous. Indeed, the position of the legislators has not exclusively been to eliminate prostitution's most devastating ... More


‘Amsterdam is the Academy of Whoredom’: Prostitutes, Brothels, and Music Houses

Lotte van de Pol

in The Burgher and the Whore: Prostitution in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211401
eISBN:
9780191725142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211401.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter characterizes Amsterdam prostitution and its organisation, and tracks the changes that took place over the 17th and 18th centuries, often in reaction to government policies. Prostitutes ... More


The Archaeology of Prostitution in American Cities

Rebecca Yamin and Donna J. Seifert

in The Archaeology of Prostitution and Clandestine Pursuits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056456
eISBN:
9780813058252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056456.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The classic study of prostitution in cities by Dr. William Sanger is reviewed, along with Christine Stansell’s study of working women and the sale of sex in New York City. Classes of brothels and the ... 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


The World of Prostitution in Late Imperial Austria

Nancy M. Wingfield

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198801658
eISBN:
9780191840296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801658.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This book encompasses the world of prostitution in late imperial Austria. It addresses female agency and experience, contemporary fears about sexual coercion and the forced movement of girls and ... More


Becoming inspectors of brothels: public health authorities' experience of implementing the Prostitution Reform Act

Cheryl Brunton

in Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423344
eISBN:
9781447303664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The passage of the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) in 2003 brought with it new and unexpected responsibilities for the public-health authorities, particularly the Medical Officers of Health. The ... More


Barracks and Brothels: Militarism and Prostitution in Ulysses

Greg Winston

in Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034027
eISBN:
9780813038162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034027.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores a cluster of essential but peripheral female figures in James Joyce's novel Ulysses: the streetwalkers. Its detailed investigation of the trade of prostitution in ... More


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