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Women for Hire: Prostitution and Sexuality in France after 1850
Depicts prostitution in 19th-century France not as a vice, crime, or disease, but as a well-organized business. This text reveals how the brothel served the sex industry in the same way that theExpand
The Lure of the Sea: The Discovery of the Seaside in the Western World, 1750-1840
1. The Roots of Fear and Repulsion 2. The First Steps Toward Admiration 3. A New Harmony Between the Body and the Sea 4. Penetrating the World's Enigmas 5. The Freshness of Wonder 6. The EphemeralExpand
The Foul and the Fragrant
Village bells : sound and meaning in the 19th-century French countryside
In the French canton of Brienne in November 1799, local authorities were scandalized when a crowd of girls broke through the doors of the church and rang the bells in order to mark the festival ofExpand
Women for Hire
Commercial sexuality in nineteenth-century France: a system of images and regulations.
  • A. Corbin
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Representations
  • 1 April 1986
TLDR
In their respective discourses, municipal authorities, hygienists, the police, and the judiciary attempted to justify clearly (perhaps too clearly) their arrangements for the regulation of prostitution by reiterating a small number of arguments that quickly became pat stereotypes. Expand
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