Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens

Commercial Sex in London, 1885–1960

  • Authors
  • Julia Laite

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

About this book


Between 1885 and 1960, laws and policies designed to repress prostitution dramatically shaped London's commercial sex industry. This book examines how laws translated into street-level reality, explores how women who sold sex experienced criminalization, and charts the complex dimensions of the underground sexual economy in the modern metropolis.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31151-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-35421-0
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