Histories of Prostitution in Central, East Central and South Eastern Europe


This edited collection comprises twelve original research papers scrutinizing the historical dimensions of prostitution across 19th and 20th century Central, South, and East-Central Europe. Each contribution employs distinct methodological perspectives and diverse sources. Notably, this volume includes pioneering articles delineating nearly uncharted terrains in the history of prostitution in Europe, especially socialist Eastern European countries. The volume is intended primarily for scholars and students specializing in women's history, gender studies, and sexualities, as well as histories of crime and policing with a focus on European or Global History.

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Sonja Dolinsek is a historian working on the politics of prostitution and anti-trafficking in the 20th century and is currently working as a research associate in Contemporary History at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. Magdalena Saryusz-Wolska is a sociologist and cultural scholar working at the Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau and Uniwersytet Łódzki and co-author of "Bilder der Normalisierung" (2017).
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