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Compromised Positions: Prostitution, Public Health, and Gender Politics in Revolutionary Mexico City
To illuminate the complex cultural foundations of state formation in modern Mexico, Compromised Positions explains how and why female prostitution became politicized in the context of revolutionary social reform between 1910 and 1940. Focusing on the public debates over legalized sexual commerce and the spread of sexually transmitted disease in the first half of the twenti ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published August 14th 2002 by Penn State University Press
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Well-written with lots of fun anecdotes. Like City of Suspects, it does a good job of demonstrating how Porfirian policies and ideologies lingered long into the post-Revolutionary era, even as the leaders of that time consciously sought to reject the past.