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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
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