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Selling Sex in the ReichProstitutes in German Society, 1914-1945$
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Victoria Harris

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199578573

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578573.001.0001

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The Prostitute Milieu

The Prostitute Milieu

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(p.73) 2 The Prostitute Milieu
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Selling Sex in the Reich
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Victoria Harris (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578573.003.0004

This chapter moves from the prostitute woman to the milieu of which she was a part. It asks whether prostitutes represented, as many historians have argued, a marginalized and relatively invisible section of German society. It investigates with whom prostitutes interacted, and the nature of the economic and personal relationships in which they participated. Where did prostitutes live and work? Whom did they solicit and why? Did they do business with any other notable characters and, if so, whom? All of these questions seek a better understanding of where prostitutes fitted within German society and what that reveals about the workings of urban society more generally.

Keywords:   pimp, procurer, procuress, landlord, landlady, urban geography, sex trade, client, streetwalker, brothel

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