Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Social Science - 229 pages
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Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 is 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.
Prostitution looks 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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Reform institutions
25
Daily life inside reform institutions
46
Moral education and protective legislation
73
Wayward and troublesome girls
94
The background
119
Care rather than cure
137
Suppressing prostitution
155
Men and morality
178
from fin de siècle to the millennium
197
major laws concerning prostitution
202
Bibliography
203
Index
221
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Bartley is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Wolverhampton.

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