Learning the streets: ‘prostitutes’ in inner-city Copenhagen, 1930s

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In this paper, police files and court cases from the Copenhagen City Court from the late 1930s are used as a window into the ways in which the living conditions and everyday life on the street unfolded among ‘prostitute’ women in poor inner-city neighbourhoods. Bourdieu’s notion of habitus is employed to analyse the social conditions under which the women became ‘prostitutes’, and the tricks of the trade that it was necessary to learn in order to ‘work the streets’ in poor inner-city neighbourhoods in a transforming Copenhagen in the 1930s.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftHistory of Education
Vol/bind47
Nummer6
Sider (fra-til)806-822
ISSN0046-760X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 22 aug. 2018

    Forskningsområder

  • Samfund/samtid, Social udsathed/arv, Læring, Social ulighed

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