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Prostitution in Zagreb in the late 19th and early 20th century


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Geljić, Hrvoje. (2015). Prostitution in Zagreb in the late 19th and early 20th century. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Strecha, Mario].

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This work is concerned with socio-economic causes and consequences of the outspread of prostitution in district of Zagreb in late 19th and the beginning of 20th century. Social changes, which arose from rapid development of society, transformed the nature and circumstances of prostitution and forced governing structures to response to newly appeared challenges in form of venereal diseases, white slavery and illegal prostitution. State Criminal Law from 1852 and Zagreb Prostitution Statute from 1899 were designed to represent a solution for widespread problems that arose from prostitution. One the one hand, the complexity and applicability of prostitution, and on the other hand legislator's incomprehension made the successful implementation of the politics of regulation unreachable. The work is also concerned with the everyday life of prostitutes, brothel keepers, clients and local police. Their interaction reveals a systematic avoidance of city prostitution regulations by brothel keepers and unsuccessful implementation of reglementation by local authorities.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: prostitution, Zagreb, white slavery, reglementation, brothels, prostitution statute
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Strecha, Mario
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 08:42
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 08:42

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