Here is the first comprehensive overview of the attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through the campaigns of the social purists.
This indispensable book reveals:
reformers attitudes towards prostitute and prostitution;
daily life inside reform institutions;
attempts at moral education;
developments in moral health theories;
influence of eugenics;
and attempts at suppressing prostitution.
"Prostitution"is an essential new addition to the study of prostitution in history, providing an up-to-date account of the social and political efforts to rid it from society.
'Bartleys study is a very welcome addition to the historiography of moral reform and sexual regulation.' - Social History Society
'In this meticulously researched book, Paula Bartley offers the first national study of the work of moral reformers in late nineteenth-century ... her considerable achievement lies in her abilty to demonstrate that ... there is still much more to be said on the subject on nineteenth-century prostitution.' - History
'One of the stregnths of the book is its detailed analysis of the intersection of contemporary class, gender, and religious ideologies in the motives of those involved in the reform of "the fallen" ... The work also provides new insight into the day-to-day running of the range of institutions set up to deal with women deemed to be "fallen".' - Social History of Medicine
Series: Women's and Gender History
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 28th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1