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

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

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Harlots, Whores & Hackabouts: A History of Sex for Sale
Kate Lister
Thames & Hudson, 2021

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. 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.

English - 255 Pages - 17 x 24 x 3.48 cm - 0.970 Kg
ISBN: 9780500252444

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