The World of Prostitution in Late Imperial Austria

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This study of prostitution addresses issues of female agency and experience, as well as contemporary fears about sexual coercion and the forced movement of girls/women, and police surveillance. Rather than treating prostitutes solely as victims or problems to be solved, as so often has been the case in much of the literature, Nancy M. Wingfield seeks to find the historical subjects behind fin-de-siecle constructions of prostitutes, to restore agency to the women who participated in commercial sex, illuminate their quotidian ...

The World of Prostitution in Late Imperial Austria 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198801658

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