Selling sex in the city : a global history of prostitution, 1600s-2000s / edited by Magaly Rodriguez Garcia, Lex Heerma van Voss, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk
- Studies in Global Social History ; Volume 31
- Part 1. Urban Overviews. Europe. Selling Sex in Amsterdam -- Selling Sex in a Provincial Town: Prostitution in Bruges -- Sex for Sale in Florence -- A Global History of Prostitution: London -- Prostitution in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia -- The Paradoxes and Contradictions of Prostitution in Paris -- Prostitution in Stockholm: Continuity and Change -- Africa and the Middle East. Prostitution in Cairo -- Colonial and Post-Colonial Casablanca -- Selling Sex in Istanbul -- the City: Female Prostitution in Nigeria's Urban Centres in a Historical Perspective -- Sex Work and Migration: The Case of Tel Aviv and Jaffa, 1918-2010 -- A Social History of Prostitution in Buenos Aires -- Prostitution in the us: Chicago -- Prostitution in Havana -- Facing a Double Standard: Prostitution in Mexico City, 1521-2006 -- The Future of an Institution from the Past: Accommodating Regulationism in Potosi (Bolivia) from the Nineteenth to Twenty-first Centuries -- Sex Work in Rio de Janeiro: Police Management without Regulation -- Commercial Sex Work in Calcutta: Past and Present -- Prostitution in Colonial Hanoi (1885-1954) -- Prostitution in Shanghai -- Selling Sex in Singapore: The Development, Expansion, and Policing of Prostitution in an International Entrepôt -- Prostitution in Sydney and Perth since 1788. and Part 2. Thematic Overviews. "We Use our Bodies to Work Hard, So We Need to Get Legitimate Workers' Rights": Labour Relations in Prostitution, 1600-2010 -- Working and Living Conditions -- Migration and Prostitution -- Prostitution and Colonial Relations -- Seeing Beyond Prostitution: Agency and the Organization of Sex Work -- Coercion and Voluntarism in Sex Work -- A Gender Analysis of Global Sex Work -- The Social Profiles of Prostitutes.
- Selling Sex in the City' offers a global analysis of prostitution that takes a long historical approach, covering a time period from 1600 to the 2000s. The overviews in this volume examine sex work in more than twenty notorious "sin cities" around the world, ranging from Sydney to Singapore and from Casablanca to Chicago. Situated within a comparative framework of local developments, the book takes up themes such as labour relations, coercion, agency, gender, and living and working conditions. In this way, 'Selling Sex in the City' reveals how the practice of prostitution and societal reactions to it have been influenced by colonization, industrialization, urbanization, the rise of nation states, imperialism, and war, as well as by revolutions in politics, transport, and communications.
- 9789004346246 (hardcover alkaline paper) and 9004346244 (hardcover alkaline paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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