Uncovering the playful occupations listed for sex workers in the 1870 census.
Love for Sale: Representing Prostitution in Imperial Russia
How was prostitution represented in Imperial Russia?
Wolfenden’s Women: Prostitution in Post-war Britain
How was prostitution presented in the Wolfenden Report?
Prostitution and Subjectivity in Late Medieval Germany
What was life like for the women who worked in medieval brothels?
The Brothel of Pompeii
Pompeii’s brothel is the only verifiable brothel from Greco-Roman antiquity.
Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Social Thought
How ideas of deviant female sexuality became foundational to modern social thought in colonial India.
Public City/Public Sex: Homosexuality, Prostitution, and Urban Culture Nineteenth-Century Paris
Women who sold sex and men who sought sex with other men shaped the emergence of modern Paris.