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Harlots, Whores & Hackabouts: A History of Sex for Sale
Hardcover - English

The history of selling sex is a hidden one--and too often its practitioners are pushed to the margins of history. This book redresses the balance, revealing the history of the sex trade through the eyes of sex workers, from medieval streets to Wild West saloons, and from brothels to state bedrooms. These enthralling tales are brought to life by Whores of Yore creator Kate Lister's witty and authoritative text, and illuminated by a rich archive of photographs, artworks, and objects offering insight into sex workers' lives, challenging assumptions about this age-old trade.

Harlots, Whores & Hackabouts' chapters are structured thematically in a broadly chronological order, each one introducing a lively cast of complex and entertaining characters operating in an array of different periods, locations, and settings. In ancient Mesopotamia, the harlot Shamhat was powerful and respected, able to civilize the wild man Enkidu through her charms. In medieval London, Elizabeth Moryng serviced religious clergy under the guise of an embroidery business, though she was eventually jailed for being a prolific panderer and bawd. In the hedonistic floating world of Edo, Japan, Kabuki actresses and geishas entertained and pleasured their patrons. Lister's engaging and illuminating tales invite readers to look, listen, and reconsider everything they thought they knew about the world's oldest profession. Together, these captivating tales of sex workers from around the world and throughout history provide a powerful context to contemporary debates about sexuality and the empowerment of women.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0500252440
EAN
9780500252444
Publication Date
26/10/2021
Pages
256
Dimension
24.13cm x 17.27cm x 2.79cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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