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"Let down the curtains around us" : sex work in colonial Cairo 1882-1952

@inproceedings{Biancani2012LetDT,
  title={"Let down the curtains around us" : sex work in colonial Cairo 1882-1952},
  author={Francesca Biancani},
  year={2012}
}
  • F. Biancani
  • Published 24 August 2012
  • Sociology, Economics
The shift from pre-modern to modern sex work meant the “professionalization” of transactional sex, its commodification and the attending social stigmatization of the essentialized category of prostitutes as “public women”. This dissertation explores the construction of social marginality of sex workers in colonial Cairo (1882-1952), in the context of major economical and social changes and the development of dramatically new concepts about the scope of intervention of the State on society. The… 
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