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Bodies as Resources

  • Anna Bellavitis
Chapter

Abstract

The last example of specifically female occupation examined in this chapter is prostitution, a very singular profession that can be seen as the worst possible form of exploitation but also a job like any other job that uses the female body as a resource. During the early modern times, it was the object of increased attention by the political and religious powers and of contradictory policies in Catholic and Protestant Europe.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Bellavitis
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  1. 1.University of RouenRouenFrance

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