Genders and Sexualities in History

Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens

Commercial Sex in London, 1885-1960

Authors: Laite, J.

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Between 1885 and 1960, laws and policies designed to repress prostitution dramatically shaped London's commercial sex industry. This book examines how laws translated into street-level reality, explores how women who sold sex experienced criminalization, and charts the complex dimensions of the underground sexual economy in the modern metropolis.

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JULIA LAITE Lecturer in Modern British History at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She has published several articles on prostitution in Britain and is presently researching women's migration, sexual labour, and human trafficking in the twentieth century world.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Criminalizing Commercial Sex

    Laite, Julia

    Pages 1-23

  • Selling Sex: Women, Work and Prostitution

    Laite, Julia

    Pages 24-42

  • Buying Sex: Men and the Marketplace

    Laite, Julia

    Pages 43-53

  • The Crusade Begins: The Criminal Law Amendment Act and London’s ‘Brothels’ before the First World War

    Laite, Julia

    Pages 54-69

  • Women in Public and Public Women: Controlling Street Prostitution 1887–1914

    Laite, Julia

    Pages 70-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens
Book Subtitle
Commercial Sex in London, 1885-1960
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35421-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230354210
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23054-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31151-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 299
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