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The Comforts of Home : Prostitution in Colonial Nairobi - Luise White

The Comforts of Home

Prostitution in Colonial Nairobi

Paperback Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780226895079
Number Of Pages: 300

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"This history is . . . the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."--Claire Robertson, "International Journal of African Historical Studies "
"White's book . . . takes a unique approach to a largely unexplored aspect of African History. It enhances our understanding of African social history, political economy, and gender studies. It is a book that deserves to be widely read."--Elizabeth Schmidt, "American Historical Review "

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
A Note on Currencies
Introduction: Prostitution in Comparative Perspective; or, Casual Sex and Casual Labor
Livestock, Labor, and Reproduction: Prostitution in Nairobi and the East African Protectorate, ca. 1900-1918
Prostitution and Housing in Nairobi, 1919-29
Malaya Prostitution, 1930-39
Prostitution, Production, and Accumulation: The Origins and Development of the Wazi-Wazi Form in Pumwani, 1936-45
Constructing Classes: Gender, Housing, and the State in Kenya
Prostitution in Nairobi during World War II, 1939-45
Prostitution, Crime, and Politics in Nairobi, 1946-63
Women, Wage Labor, and the Limits of Colonial Control
Notes
References
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226895079
ISBN-10: 0226895076
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2