Search Results

The prostitute's body : rewriting prostitution in Victorian Britain

Author
Attwood, Nina.
Title
The prostitute's body : rewriting prostitution in Victorian Britain / by Nina Attwood.
Format
Book
Published
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2011.
Description
vii, 201 p. ; 24 cm.
Uniform series
Body, gender and culture ; no. 3.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: 'the great social evil' - representing the Victorian prostitute
  • White-washed sepulchres and wives of Englishmen: William Acton's representation of English prostitutes
  • From 'masses of rottenness' to the 'queen's women': The Report of the Royal Commission (1871)
  • Mothers, sisters and shameless women: Josephine Butler and the Victorian prostitute
  • Mercy and grace: Wilkie Collins and The New Magdalen
  • My Secret Life and the pornographic representation of prostitution
  • Conclusion: countering the myth.
Kinsey subjects
Prostitutes--Great Britain--19th century.
Prostitution--Great Britain--19th century.
Prostitution history--Great Britain--19th century.
Social conditions--Great Britain--19th century.
ISBN
9781848930063 (hbk.)
1848930062 (hbk.)
9781848930070 (ebk.)
1848930070 (ebk.)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
384.2 A88 p7 2011
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute