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Women for Hire Prostitution and Sexuality in France after 1850

ISBN-10: 0674955447
ISBN-13: 9780674955448
Edition: 1990
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Description: Alain Corbin depicts prostitution in nineteenth-century France not as a vice, crime, or disease, but as a well-organized business. Corbin reveals how the brothel served the sex industry in the same way that the factory served manufacturing: it  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Alain Corbin depicts prostitution in nineteenth-century France not as a vice, crime, or disease, but as a well-organized business. Corbin reveals how the brothel served the sex industry in the same way that the factory served manufacturing: it provided an institution for the efficient and profitable sale of services.

Alan Cheuse is a fiction writer, a long-time critic, and the book commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.He is the author of eight books including The Grandmothers'Club, The Light Possessed, The Tennessee Waltz and Other Stories,and the memoir Fall Out of Heaven.He has written for many national publications and has taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan, among other places. He currently serves as a member of the writing program at George Mason University.Joseph A Palermo lectures at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has written for Peace & Changeand other journals.Alain Corbin is a professor at University of Paris I Panth�on Sorbonne. He is the leading figure among French historians who have concentrated on "ordinary people." Known for his originality and iconoclastic work, Corbin is the author of The Foul and the Fragrant, The Lure of the Sea,and, most recently, Village Bells: The Culture of the Senses in Nineteenth-Century French Countryside.He lives in Paris, France.

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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