The Lively Commerce - Prostitution in the United States

Charles Winick and Paul M. Kinsie

Published by Quadrangle, 1971
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320 pages. From the dust jacket: 'The Lively Commerce is the first serious study to appear in America in a half a century. Part history, part social analysis, part reportage, it offers a vivid yet comprehensive study of prostitution in all its aspects: as a social problem, as a profession, as an institution, as a way of life. The product of ten years' research and more than two thousand interviews with prostitutes, their customers, madams, pimps, judges, probation officers, policemen, and others, this book is a treasure house of documented information. Utilizing a cascade of graphic detail, the authors devote chapters to such aspects of the subject as Ways of Plying the Trade, The Client, Prostitution and the Military, and International Control. From the discount-store-like brothels of the 1920's to today's independent entrepreneur, the $100-a-shot call girl, the rich history of prostitution is considered from every point of view. Not exclusively bound by American concerns, the book also uses the European experience with prostitution in a comparative fashion. The book goes far beyond traditional sociological investigation. A major concern of its authors is to destroy the myths that have long adhered to such questions as, Why do women become prostitutes? Why do men choose to visit prostitutes? What is the relationship between the prostitute and the pimp? To get a truer angle of vision on American's real feelings about prostitution, the authors consider how the prostitute has been dealt with in American popular culture, and make use of scores of jokes about prostitutes to illustrate popular attitudes on the subject.' Winick is Professor of Sociology at the City College of New York. Kinsie has been a prostitution investigator for more than fifty years for various private and public organizations, among them the American Social Health Association. Steve's Bookshelves LLC Inventory #27-2-000933-1819. Bookseller Inventory # 000933

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Title: The Lively Commerce - Prostitution in the ...

Publisher: Quadrangle

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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