In this course we will talk about various aspects of the history prostitution in the 20th century.The goal is not only to learn more about the "histories" of prostitution in the 20th century in Germany, Europe and beyond, but also to engage with the methodological challenges of the history of prostitution. In particular, we will discuss the types of sources historians of prostitution have access to and rely on, how these sources can be interpreted and used to write various histories.
Gilfoyle, Timothy J.: Prostitutes in History: From Parables of Pornography to Metaphors of Modernity, in: The American Historical Review 104 (1), Februar 1999, S. 117.
Roos, Julia: Weimar through the lens of gender: prostitution reform, woman’s emancipation, and German democracy, 1919-33, Ann Arbor 2010.
Harris, Victoria: Selling sex in the Reich: prostitutes in German society, 1914-1945, Oxford 2010.
Clement, Elizabeth Alice: Love for sale: courting, treating, and prostitution in New York City, 1900-1945, Chapel Hill 2006.
Chateauvert, Melinda: Sex workers unite: a history of the movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk, Boston, 2014.
Levine, Philippa: Prostitution, race, and politics: policing venereal disease in the British Empire, New York 2003.