One part of womankind: prostitution and sexual geography in "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure."

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Author: Felicity A. Nussbaum
Date: Summer 1995
From: differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies(Vol. 7, Issue 2)
Publisher: Duke University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 9,670 words

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Abstract :

John Cleland's 'Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure' is a book about the displacement of sexual passion from the sexualized part of the English woman to the polygamous foreign women in its colonies. Otherwise known by the name of the protagonist, 'Fanny Hill,' it relocates England's colonialist agenda to the human geography of the female body which is 'characterized as a ship that travels from man to man, country to country.'

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Nussbaum, Felicity A. "One part of womankind: prostitution and sexual geography in 'Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.'." differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, vol. 7, no. 2, summer 1995, pp. 16+. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.
  

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