A History of Prostitution and Public Health: The Social Control of Prostitutes' Bodies

19th century Paris and the contemporary United States extered similar mechanisms of social control over prostitutes’ health and bodies. This control simultaneously reflects and reproduces stereotypes of the prostitute as a diseased body that the customer needs protection from. 


Isaac Seessel '17 with contributions from Stephanie Gunter '17, 2016. iseessel@gmail.com.