Women for Hire
Prostitution and Sexuality in France After 1850 New edition
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Women for Hire by Alain Corbin
Book DescriptionDepicts prostitution in 19th-century France not as a vice, crime, or disease, but as a well-organized business. This text reveals how the brothel served the sex industry in the same way that the factory served manufacturing: it provided an institution for the profitable sale of services.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674955448
(235mm x 155mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alain Corbin
Life of an Unknown, Hardback (June 2001)
Corbin recreates the life and world of a man about whom nothing is known except for his entries in the civil registries and historical knowledge about the times in which he lived: Louis-Francois Pinagot, a forester and clog maker who lived during the heart of the nineteenth century -- the age of Romanticism, of Hugo and Berlioz -- from the Napoleonic Wars to the Third Republic.
Time, Desire and Horror, Hardback (October 1995)
In this book Alain Corbin argues that the 1860s were a crucial period for western civilization, characterized by radical changes in the way Europeans viewed themselves and their world.
Lure of the Sea, Paperback (May 1995)» View all books by Alain Corbin
This is an account of how the pleasures of the seaside were discovered in the Western World. This book argues that with few exceptions, people living before the 18th century knew nothing of the attractions of the coast. The sea was perceived as sinister and unchanging.
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Author Biography - Alain Corbin
Alain Corbin is Professor of History at the Sorbonne. Alan Sheridan's most recent book is Michel Foucault: The Will to Truth. He has also translated over 50 books, including works by Sartre, Lacan, and Foucault.
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