Browse Exhibits (2 total)

The Policies and Politics of Prostitution: Contrasting 19th Century Paris with Present-Day Legislative Strategies

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This exhibit contrasts the state of legislation on prostitution in 19th century Paris with the legislative ideologies regarding prostitution today.

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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. 

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