Uneasy Virtue: The Politics of Prostitution and the American Reform Tradition by Barbara Meil HobsonUneasy Virtue: The Politics of Prostitution and the American Reform Tradition by Barbara Meil Hobson

Uneasy Virtue: The Politics of Prostitution and the American Reform Tradition

byBarbara Meil Hobson

Paperback | March 15, 1990

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"Barbara M. Hobson . . . makes a compelling case for the reform of prostitution policy in . . . Uneasy Virtue. [This volume] demonstrates an effective analytical approach to understanding public policy and its impact on prostitution policy. . . .Uneasy Virtue proves particularly relevant today as right wing groups begin to guide discourse and influence policy around reproductive rights, sexuality and the future of gender equality. As Hobson proposes, the reform of prostitution polciy must be viewed in the broader context of the political and economic struggles to emancipate women and thereby create a more rational society."—Samuel Suchowlecky, Commentaries
Barbara Meil Hobson is research associate at the Center for the Study of Politics, History, and Culture at the University of Chicago and at the Swedish Center for Working Life.
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Title:Uneasy Virtue: The Politics of Prostitution and the American Reform TraditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:293 pages, 9.3 × 6.05 × 1 inPublished:March 15, 1990Publisher:University of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226345572

ISBN - 13:9780226345574

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Table of Contents

Preface, 1990
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Two-Way Mirror
Part I - Policing the City, 1820-1860
1. The Discovery of Prostitution
2. Crime, Justice, and Reform
3. Predator and Prey
Part II - Prostitutes and Their Keepers, 1860-1900
4. Prostitutes
5. Within and Without Prison Walls
Part III - A National Crusade and Its Aftermath, 1900-1930
6. The War on Prostitution
7. Public Enemy Number One
8. The Unadjusted Girl
Part IV - Recent Challenges and Debates, 1970-
9. The Search for Alternatives
Notes
Name Index
Subject Index