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The Magdalenes

Prostitution in the Nineteenth Century

The Magdalenes( )
Author: Mahood, Linda
Series title:Routledge Library Editions: Women's History Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2012
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $155.00
Book Description:

The nineteenth century witnessed a discursive explosion around the subject of sex. Historical evidence indicates that the sexual behaviour which had always been punishable began to be spoken of, regulated, and policed in new ways. Prostitutes were no longer dragged through the town, dunked in lakes, whipped and branded. Medieval forms of punishment shifted from the emphasis on punishing the body to punishing the mind.

Building on the work of Foucault, Walkowitz, and Mort,...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Prostitution & Sex Trade
Medical / Infectious Diseases
Social Science / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
Political Science / Law Enforcement
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.126 x 6.084 x 0.936 Inches
Book Weight:1.1 Pounds

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