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

Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914

byDr Paula Bartley, Paula BartleyEditorDr Paula Bartley

Hardcover | October 12, 1999

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Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914is the first comprehensive overview of attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through to the campaigns of the social purists.
Prostitutionlooks in depth at the various reform institutions which were set up to house prostitutes, analysing the motives of the reformers as well as daily life within these penitentiaries.
This indispensable book reveals:
* reformers' attitudes towards prostitutes and prostitution * daily life inside reform institutions
* attempts at moral education
* developments in moral health theories
* influence of eugenics
* attempts at suppressing prostitution.
Title:Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:October 12, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415214564

ISBN - 13:9780415214568

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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