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- DescriptionThis book traces the social history of early modern Japan's sex trade, from its beginnings in seventeenth-century cities to its apotheosis in the nineteenth-century countryside. Drawing on legal codes, diaries, town registers, petitions, and criminal records, it describes how the work of selling women transformed communities across the archipelago. By focusing on the social implications of prostitutes' ecomic behavior, this study offers a new understanding of how and why women who work in the sex trade are marginalized. It also demonstrates how the patriarchal order of the early modern state was undermined by the emergence of the market ecomy, which changed the places of women in their households and the realm at large.
- Author BiographyAmy Stanley is Assistant Professor of History at Northwestern University.
- Author(s)Amy Dru Stanley
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication26/06/2012
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleAsia: Local Studies/ Global Themes
- Series Part/Volume Number21
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note7 b/w photographs, 4 maps
- Weight467 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Foreword byMatthew H. Sommer
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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