Reading the Prostitute: Appearance, Place and Time in British and Irish Press Stories of Prostitution

1st Edition

Lorna Ryan

Published September 18, 2018
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781138324152 - CAT# K392149
Series: Routledge Revivals

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First published in 1997, this study aims to forge new connections between debates on prostitution, media processes and everyday life in its exploration of depictions of female prostitution in British and Irish broadsheet newspapers between 1987 and 1991. Lorna Ryan first examines a range of discourses on prostitution before proceeding to areas including signals of prostitution and images in the press. Encompassing both textual and visual analyses, Ryan demonstrates that these newspapers relied on appearance, place, time, motive and intent in categorising women as prostitutes.


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