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Title: Prostitution and infection : transnational and comparative perspectives on Italian health policy (1922–1958)
Author(s): König, Malte
Language: English
Title: Journal of Modern Italian Studies
Volume: 23
Issue: 5
Startpage: 557
Endpage: 572
Publisher/Platform: Taylor & Francis Group
Year of Publication: 2018
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: In 1958 the Italian parliament abolished controlled prostitution and closed the case di tolleranza – brothels licensed and supervised by the state. Justified in the nineteenth century as a means to combat venereal diseases, discussions surrounding the state-regulated prostitution became increasingly complex after the Second World War. This article will focus on the presumptive chief argument, the brothels’ benefit to public health. Using a historical comparison, it will identify this factor’s role in the continuation or abolition of the regulated system and any aspects unique to the Italian case. To take full advantage of the comparative approach, countries have been selected that permit an entangled historical comparison that is both synchronic and diachronic: Whereas the change in prostitution regulations occurred after the Second World War in France and Italy – the same era – we must jump back to a different period, the pre-war years, for the German case.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1080/1354571X.2018.1535933
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Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/28450
ISSN: 1469-9583
Date of registration: 9-Dec-2019
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Geschichte
Professorship: P - Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hüser
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