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Women for Hire

Prostitution and Sexuality in France after 1850

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PAPERBACK

$48.50 • £38.95 • €43.50

ISBN 9780674955448

Publication Date: 09/01/1996

Short

512 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 line illustrations, 10 tables

World

Dispelling the lurid stereotypes portrayed in fiction, Alain Corbin depicts prostitution in nineteenth-century France not as a vice, crime, or disease, but as a well-organized business. Corbin reveals how the brothel served the sex industry in the same way that the factory served manufacturing: it provided an institution for the efficient and profitable sale of services.

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