Selling Sex: A Hidden History of Prostitution

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UNSW Press, 2007 - History - 342 pages
Selling Sex provides the first comprehensive history of prostitution in Australia from before European colonization to the present, and situates this history within an international context of labor migration and policy formation. It draws on extensive archival research and interviews to chart the ways in which prostitution contributed not just to women’s economic survival but also to broader processes of colonization and nation-building.
 

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Contents

Pari
4
Imperial whoremasters?
7
Damned whores?
25
The mines
46
The ports
74
The pastoral stations
95
THE new nation
109
Shades of scarlet
113
Status and stigma
168
White slavers and their enemies
178
The rise of the redlight district
198
From grand brothels to vice queens
216
Part 5
231
War and peace
249
Global sex and local law
270
Reflecting on prostitutions past
293

Of prince and prostitutes
128
The problem of prostitution
146

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