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Prostitution : Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 - Paula Bartley

Prostitution

Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914

Hardcover Published: 28th October 1999
ISBN: 9780415214568
Number Of Pages: 248

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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.

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'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

List of figuresp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
From sinners to Cinderellas: the reform of prostitutes
Reform institutionsp. 25
Daily life inside reform institutionsp. 46
Prevention is better than cure: Ladies' Associations for the Care of Friendless Girls
Moral education and protective legislationp. 73
'Wayward and troublesome girls'p. 94
The making of the mentally deficient: prostitution and the 'feeble-minded'
The backgroundp. 119
Care rather than curep. 137
Purifying the nation
Suppressing prostitutionp. 155
Men and moralityp. 178
Conclusion: from fin de siecle to the millenniump. 197
Major laws concerning prostitutionp. 202
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780415214568
ISBN-10: 0415214564
Series: Women's and Gender History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 28th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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