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

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University of Chicago Press, Mar 15, 1990 - Psychology - 275 pages
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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
 

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This careful analysis of the politics of prostitution in the United States since the early 19th century demonstrates how American policy has swung radically from all-out campaigns against prostitution ... Read full review

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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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