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Prostitution, modernity, and the making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920 / Tiffany A. Sippial.

By: Sippial, Tiffany A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Envisioning Cuba: Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781469612706; 1469612704.Subject(s): Prostitution -- Cuba -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Prostitution, modernity, and the making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920.DDC classification: 306.7409729109/034 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Zones of delinquency, zones of desire : locating public women in the walled city, 1840-1868 -- Sex, war, and disease in the tropics : colonial conflict and the Cuban social body, 1868-1886 -- We the horizontals : redefining citizenship and challenging colonial authority, 1886-1890 -- A pearl in the mud : social regeneration, U.S. intervention, and the demise of the colonial order, 1890-1902 -- On the road to moral progress : the new republic and the abolition of regulated prostitution, 1902-1925.
Summary: Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Zones of delinquency, zones of desire : locating public women in the walled city, 1840-1868 -- Sex, war, and disease in the tropics : colonial conflict and the Cuban social body, 1868-1886 -- We the horizontals : redefining citizenship and challenging colonial authority, 1886-1890 -- A pearl in the mud : social regeneration, U.S. intervention, and the demise of the colonial order, 1890-1902 -- On the road to moral progress : the new republic and the abolition of regulated prostitution, 1902-1925.

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Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920.

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Historian Sippial (Auburn Univ.) presents an accomplished account of prostitution as it reflected changing political, intellectual, legal, and cultural norms in Cuba across three historiographical periods: the colonial, US occupation, and early republic. The author focuses on the political debates and meanings behind regimes of regulation, tolerance, and the scientific paradigms that defined marginal women's bodies, their places of work and residence, and their purported roles within colonial and republican social hierarchies. Sippial offers insightful commentary on the agency of women working alongside and against these regulatory regimes and the social divisions among prostitutes as they sought to mold enforcement in their favor. This work also provides valuable commentary on some of the key challenges that confront historians working on marginal subjects in Cuban archives. It should appeal to a broad range of scholars interested in gender and the body, colonialism and postcolonialism, urban history, and Latin America in general. This work joins Donna Guy's Sex and Danger in Buenos Aires (1991) and Katherine Bliss's Compromised Positions (CH, May'02, 39-5350) among the best historical studies of prostitution and nation building in Latin America. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. D. C. LaFevor The University of Texas at Arlington

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