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Sex for Sale in Scotland: Prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1900-1939

Louise Settle


Sex for Sale in Scotland examines the various formal and informal methods that were used to police female prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow between 1900 and 1939 and explores how these policies influenced women’s lives. The book uses a rich combination of police, probation, magistrates’, poor law and voluntary organisations’ records to demonstrate how these organisations worked together to establish a more ‘penal-welfare’ approach towards regulating prostitution in Scotland. By mapping the geography of prostitution, the book argues that prostitution was not necessarily forced into the outs ... More

Keywords: Prostitution, Scotland, Twentieth century, Women, Agency, Policing, Soliciting, Brothels, Probation, Voluntary organisations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474400008
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400008.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louise Settle, author
University of Edinburgh