Introduction: Rescuing the Fallen Woman

Victoria Harris

in Selling Sex in the Reich

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199578573
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722936 | DOI:
Introduction: Rescuing the Fallen Woman

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The introduction outlines the wider historical and academic context of the period examined by this book. It begins by establishing the development of urban prostitution and its management from industrialization until the beginning of the twentieth century, describing the German Penal Code's laws on prostitution as well as specific local strategies. It then turns to an analysis of academic discussions of prostitution, charting the relationship between the development of feminism, post‐structuralism and conceptions of prostitution. It seeks to locate studies of prostitution within the categories of gender, class, and deviance, focusing on the notion of Eigensinn and corporeality. A discussion of the specific sources and locations discussed in this book is followed by an introduction to the cities of Leipzig and Hamburg.

Keywords: feminism; post‐structuralism; experience; class; gender; sexuality; deviance; agency; Eigensinn; prostitution

Chapter.  12558 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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