Uncovering the playful occupations listed for sex workers in the 1870 census.
Tag: sex work
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?
The Brothel of Pompeii
Pompeii’s brothel is the only verifiable brothel from Greco-Roman antiquity.
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories
Can an archive offer “proof” that historians often seek out?
Resisting the Virus of Prejudice: Sex Workers Fight the AIDS Panic
Sex workers, working as peer researchers, mapped the epidemiology of HIV in 1985.
Histories of Sexuality and the Carceral State—Part 2
How do race, gender, and sexuality intersect in order to shape policing and imprisonment?