Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 April 2021

240 Pages | 16 black and white figures/maps


ISBN: 9780198837916

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Policing Prostitution

Regulating the Lower Classes in Late Imperial Russia

Siobhán Hearne

  • Draws extensively on material produced by lower-class people, in the form of letters and petitions sent to the authorities
  • Provides the first social history of prostitution in late imperial Russia and the first assessment of sexuality in the Russian Empire in a regional context
  • Reproduces archival material that has never been seen before (photographs of registered prostitutes, identity cards, etc.) from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia

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