Women Walkers and Female Experiences of the City

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Abstract

In the English language, expressions and phrases such as “woman of the town,” “streetwalker,” “nightwalker” or “urban woman” point towards a sexualisation of female walking in the city. All these terms are synonyms for “prostitute” and say a lot about women’s roles, reputation and participation in urban public spaces. Eighteenth-century London offered women a range of opportunities to participate in everyday life in the city.

Keywords

Income Dition Decid Heroine 

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Justus-Liebig Universität GießenGiessenDeutschland

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