The comforts of home [electronic resource] : prostitution in colonial Nairobi / Luise White.
By: White, Luise.Material type: TextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1990Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 285 p.) : maps.ISBN: 9780226895000 (electronic bk.); 0226895009 (electronic bk.); 9780226895062 (alk. paper); 0226895068 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Prostitution -- Kenya -- Nairobi -- History | Women -- Kenya -- Social conditions | Working class women -- Kenya -- Social conditions | Kenya -- Colonial influence | Kenya -- Social conditions | Prostitution | Women | Working class women | PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality | SELF-HELP -- Sexual Instruction | Prostitution History | KenyaGenre/Form: Electronic resource. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Comforts of home.DDC classification: 306.74/2/0967625 LOC classification: HQ260.5.N35 | W45 1990ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-278) and index.
Cover -- Contents -- List of Maps -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Currencies -- Introduction: Prostitution in Comparative Perspective; or, Casual Sex and Casual Labor -- Livestock, Labor, and Reproduction: Prostitution in Nairobi and the East African Protectorate, ca. 1900-1918 -- Prostitution and Housing in Nairobi, 1919-29 -- Malaya Prostitution, 1930-39 -- Prostitution, Production, and Accumulation: The Originsand Development of the Wazi-Wazi Form in Pumwani,1936-45 -- Constructing Classes: Gender, Housing, and theState in Kenya -- Prostitution in Nairobi during World War II, 1939-45 -- Prostitution, Crime, and Politics in Nairobi, 1946-63 -- Women, Wage Labor, and the Limits of Colonial Control -- Notes -- References -- Index.
& Quot;This history is ... the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."--Claire Robertson, International Journal of African Historical Studies "White's book ... takes a unique approach to a largely unexplored aspect of African History. It enhances our understanding of African social history, political economy, and gender studies. It is a book that deserves to be widely read."--Elizabeth Schmidt, American Historical R.
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