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Government Moralism

Peter de Marneffe

in Liberalism and Prostitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383249
eISBN:
9780199870554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383249.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The paternalistic argument for prostitution laws does not presuppose that it is inherently wrong or immoral to exchange sex for money. Nor does it presuppose that prostitution laws could be justified ... More


Legislating Women: The Push for a Prostitution Prevention Law

in Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776912
eISBN:
9780804783460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776912.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter addresses the female activists and legislators who worked locally and nationally to pass laws against prostitution. The Prostitution Prevention Law aimed to prevent a climate of ... More


The High Politics of Base Pleasures: Regulating Morality for the Postwar Era

in Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776912
eISBN:
9780804783460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776912.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores how a national anti-prostitution law finally passed in 1956, when Liberal Democratic Party legislators made the cause their own. Sex work had threatened the public morals and ... More


Sexualized Laws, Criminalized Bodies: Anti-prostitution Law and the Making of a New Socio-Sexual Order

Saheed Aderinto

in When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038884
eISBN:
9780252096846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038884.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses how the criminal justice system assumed a prime position in the policing of prostitution. By differentiating between adult and child prostitution laws, the legal system played ... More


Men, Masculinities, and the Politics of Sexual Control

Saheed Aderinto

in When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038884
eISBN:
9780252096846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038884.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines men's reactions to prostitution legislation. Different contours of masculinities informed by location and by political and economic power influenced the degree of condemnation ... More


The Presence of the Past: Controversies over Sex Work Since 1956

in Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776912
eISBN:
9780804783460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776912.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the consolidation of new sexual markets that persist to this day. The 1956 law resulted in the demise of licensed sex work. The Prostitution Prevention Law and the impulse to ... More


Prostitution, Women’s Movements, and the Victim Narrative

Mina Roces

in Women's Movements and the Filipina: 1986-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834999
eISBN:
9780824871581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834999.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on how the women's movements represented prostitutes in their campaign for the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003. The activism over prostitution as a feminist issue ... More


Lagos Elite Women and the Struggle for Legitimacy

Saheed Aderinto

in When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038884
eISBN:
9780252096846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038884.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter focuses on Lagos elite women's sexual politics. Lagos elite women were the first to insert illicit sexuality into their long list of projects aimed at improving women's sociopolitical ... More


Conclusion: Beyond Victimhood

in Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776912
eISBN:
9780804783460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776912.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sex work in Japan has been highly shaped and even formalized for 300 years. A coalition based on the rights of sex workers might have been far more efficient in fighting exploitative proprietors and ... More


Sugar’s Legacies: Romance, Revolution, and Wageless Life in the Fiction of Edwidge Danticat and Rosario Ferré

Angela Naimou

in Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264766
eISBN:
9780823266616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264766.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the collision of sugar economies, sex, and legal personhood in Kara Walker’s sculptural art installation A Subtlety, Edwidge Dan¬ticat’s short story “A Wall of Fire Rising,” and ... More


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