qAt last, a study that goes far beyond the urban-centered discourse with which we are already familiar to place the trafficking of women in a solid historical and comparative context. Through a carefully reasoned and balanced analysis of diverse sources, Stanley shows how prostitution practices varied. This book will set the standard for studies of prostitution in early modern Japan for decades to come.q -Anne Walthall, University of California, Irvine qSelling Women is a remarkable achievement. With her gaze fixed firmly on the young women whose labor sustained prostitution as an industry, Amy Stanley traces shifts in the moral economy of the sex trade over the course of the Tokugawa era, and unveils the ironic consequences of economic growth and social change. This meticulously researched, wonderfully written book is a major contribution to the literature on gender and society in Japan.q -David L. Howell, Harvard UniversityThis book will set the standard for studies of prostitution in early modern Japan for decades to come.aquot; -Anne Walthall, University of California, Irvine aquot;Selling Women is a remarkable achievement.
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