Selling Sex in the City offers a worldwide analysis of prostitution that takes a long historical approach which covers a time period from 1600 to the 2000s. The overviews in this volume examine sex work in more than twenty notorious “sin cities” around the world, ranging from Sydney to Singapore and from Casablanca to Chicago. Situated within a comparative framework of local developments, the book takes up themes such as labour relations, coercion, agency, gender, and living and working conditions. Selling Sex in the City thus reveals how prostitution and societal reactions to the trade have been influenced by colonization, industrialization, urbanization, the rise of nation states, imperialism, and war, as well as by revolutions in politics, transport, and communication.
|Publisher||Brill Academic Publishers|
|Number of pages||894|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2017|
|Name||Studies in Global Social History|
Rodriguez Garcia, M., Heerma van Voss, L., & van Nederveen Meerkerk, E. J. V. (Eds.) (2017). Selling Sex in the City: A Global History of Prostitution, 1600s-2000s. (Studies in Global Social History; Vol. 31). Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004346253