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Prostitution and Victorian Society: Women, Class, and the State

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The state regulation of prostitution, as established under the Contagious Diseases Acts of 1864, 1866 and 1869, and the successful campaign for the repeal of the Acts, provide the framework for this study of alliances between prostitutes and feminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police. Prostitution and Victorian Society makes a major contribution to women's history, working-class history, and the social history of medicine and politics. It demonstrates how feminists and others mobilized over sexual questions, how public discourse on prostitution redefined sexuality in the late nineteenth century, and how the state helped to recast definitions of social deviance.

Synopsis:

A study of alliances between prostitutes and femminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police.

Synopsis:

Examines the state regulation of prostitution in mid-Victorian England as established by the Contagious Diseases Acts of 1864, 1866 and 1869. Explores the origins of the Acts, the successful feminist campaign to repeal them and their impact on the registered prostitutes and their community.

Synopsis:

A study of alliances between prostitutes and femminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-335) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I. Prostitution, Social Science and Venereal Disease: 1. The common prostitute in Victorian Britain; 2. Social science and the great social evil; 3. Venereal disease; Part II. The Contagious Diseases Acts, Regulationists and Repealers: 4. The Contagious Diseases Acts and their advocates; 5. The repeal campaign; 6. The leadership of the Ladies' National Association; 7. Class and gender conflict within the repeal movement; Part III. Two Case Studies: Plymouth and Southampton under the Contagious Diseases Acts: 8. Plymouth and Southampton under the Contagious Diseases Acts; 9. The repeal campaign in Plymouth and Southampton 1870-4; 10. The making of an outcast group: prostitutes and working women in Plymouth and Southampton; 11. The hospitals; 12. The local repeal campaign, 1874-86; Epilog; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521270649
Author:
Walkowitz, Judith
Author:
Walkowitz
Author:
Judith R., Walkowitz
Author:
Walkowitz, Judith R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Europe - Western
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Customs
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Sexually transmitted diseases
Subject:
Prostitution
Subject:
Women -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
October 1982
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8.94x6.00x.69 in. 1.14 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A study of alliances between prostitutes and femminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police.
"Synopsis" by , Examines the state regulation of prostitution in mid-Victorian England as established by the Contagious Diseases Acts of 1864, 1866 and 1869. Explores the origins of the Acts, the successful feminist campaign to repeal them and their impact on the registered prostitutes and their community.
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