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Uneasy Virtue: The Politics of Prostitution and the American Reform Tradition
"Barbara M. Hobson . . . makes a compelling case for the reform of prostitution policy in . . . Uneasy Virtue. [This volume] demonstrates an effective analytical approach to understanding public policy and its impact on prostitution policy. . . .Uneasy Virtue proves particularly relevant today as right wing groups begin to guide discourse and influence policy around reprod ...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published March 15th 1990 by University Of Chicago Press
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the historical background is good; I appreciated bringing in european studies to set a wider context. On the other hand, the last chapter on recent legal efforts to decriminalize prostitution and comparing to European models felt a bit dates to me and struck me as the weakest part of the book. The first 8 chapters that were historically based were solid, historical reads. Worth reading with The Lost Sisterhood: Prostitution in America, 1900-1918 though there is definitely overlap between the two ...more