Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2017

224 Pages | 33 b/w illus. 2 b/w tables 9 b/w halftones

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474429313

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Sex for Sale in Scotland

Prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1900-1939

Louise Settle

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Sex for Sale in Scotland examines the various methods that were used to police female prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow between 1900 and 1939. The book uses a rich combination of police, probation, magistrates' and voluntary organisations' records to demonstrate how these organisations worked together to establish a more 'penal-welfare' approach towards regulating prostitution. Particular emphasis is placed on the experiences of the women involved in prostitution, highlighting the exploitation and abuse they faced, but also the ways in which the women negotiated these dangers and were not forced into the outskirts of society, either physically or socially.