Women for Hire - Alain Corbin (Paperback)

Prostitution and Sexuality in France After 1850

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Product Details

Barcode
9780674955448
Department
Books
Released
1 Sep 1996
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Alain Corbin
Alan Sheridan (Translator)
Subtitle
Prostitution and Sexuality in France After 1850
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Harvard Univ Pr
Edition
Reissue
Language
English
Number of Pages
478
Dimensions
235 x 159 x 32mm (703g)

Summary

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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
History/World
BISAC Subject 1
History / Europe / General
BISAC Subject 2
Psychology / Human Sexuality
BISAC Subject 3
History / Europe / France
BIC Classification 1
Ethical issues: prostitution & sex industry
BIC Classification 2
Gender studies: women
BIC Classification 3
Social & cultural history
Library Subject 1
Prostitution
Library Subject 2
Social history
Library Subject 3
Women's studies
Academic Subject 1
Prostitution
Dewey Classification
940

Author Bio

Alain Corbin is Professor of History at the Sorbonne. Alan Sheridan's most recent book is Michel Foucault: The Will to Truth. He has also translated over 50 books, including works by Sartre, Lacan, and Foucault.