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Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens: Commercial Sex in London, 1885-1960 (Genders and Sexualities in History)
by Julia Laite
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.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 15th 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This is such a great study that I am not marking it down for some niggly little errors of spelling of names. It really expands our understanding of the complex nature of prostitution and the measures used to control in London during the period under examination.