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Selling Sex in the Reich: Prostitutes in German Society, 1914-1945

Victoria Harris


This book examines the German sex trade from the lowest level upwards, focusing on the voices and experiences of the prostitutes. The book moves telescopically through four chapters. It begins with the the prostitute herself, then turns to the wider community in which she operated, before discussing her interactions with German society more widely, and finishing with a discussion of the prostitute's relationship to the larger, bureaucratic workings of the nation‐state. In doing this, the book uses prostitution to help recast our understanding of sexuality and ethics in twentieth‐century German ... More

Keywords: prostitution, prostitute, Germany, sex trade, class, deviance, Leipzig, Hamburg, sexuality, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199578573
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victoria Harris, author
Research Fellow, King's College, University of Cambridge
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