CIDRAL Public Lecture: Judith Walkowitz, 'Feminism and the Politics of Prostitution in the 1980s: A Tale of North and South'
|Dates:||24 April 2018|
|Times:||17:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This event is co-hosted by History at the University of Manchester and CIDRAL.
Judith Walkowitz (Professor Emeritus in History, Johns Hopkins University), will deliver a public lecture entitled 'Feminism and the Politics of Prostitution in the 1980s: A Tale of North and South.
'Feminism and the Politics of Prostitution in the 1980s: a Tale of North and South', looks at King’s Cross, London in the early 1980s as a staging ground for the contending politics of prostitution in the late twentieth century. It addresses the following question: what did it take for prostitution to move up the feminist agenda by 1982? For answers, it looks at a striking conjuncture of events, practices and forms of knowledge that powered new understandings of prostitution and a greater sense of urgency about it. They include prostitute rights groups and their ethnographies of the “voices of prostitutes,” Margaret Thatcher and austerity cuts, the Yorkshire Ripper and the mass migration of Northern women to the streets of London, conflicts within feminism between Northern anti-violence activists and London municipal feminists allied to Ken Livingstone’s Labour left government.
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