Prostitution in Genoa, Naples, Palermo and Rome

Policek, Nicoletta and Turno, Michela (2017) Prostitution in Genoa, Naples, Palermo and Rome. In: Chaumont, Jean-Michel, Garcia, Magaly Rodriguez and Servais, Paul, (eds.) Trafficking in women 1924-1926: the Paul Kinsie reports for the League of Nations volume 2. Historical Series, 2 . United Nations Publications, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 96-106.

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Abstract

The four cities in question encompass the articulation of the “problem” of female prostitution in Italy, set against the backdrop of varied legislative frameworks influenced to a lesser or greater extent by the moralizing hold of the Catholic church. Over the centuries, the church’s stance on prostitution has been one of moral condemnation of women involved in the trade. Despite differences in dealing with prostitution, the end result remained the same: ways of thinking about prostitution ranged from acceptance of prostitution as an inexorable evil, to condemnation of those profiting from it, and encouragement for the prostitute to repent. Notwithstanding the approach adopted, prostitution was perceived as a growing threat in Italy.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211015027
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences > Policing, Criminology and Social Science
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 18:37
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 06:52
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3345

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