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dc.contributor.authorRomero-Ruiz, María Isabel
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T06:05:30Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T06:05:30Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.date.issued2016-04-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10630/11206
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to analyse the situation of prostitution in Cambridge and its regulation by the middle of the nineteenth century based on archival research. Cambridge Universitiy was characterised at the time by being a singular institution regarding its relationship with town and with the application of its own norms within its jurisdiction. As a consequence, the University of Cambridge had its own system of regulation of prostitution through a proctorial system within its boundaries and with a place of detention for prostitutes known as the Spnning House. In this place, located in Hobson’s Charity, St. Andrew’s Sreet, fallen women were confined for a number of days as a way of punishment for their immoral activity. In this University prison, women were detained under unsalubrious conditions which, on some occasions, ended in the premature death of some of the inmates. In particular, I am going to focus this paper on one case study: the death of Elizabeth Howe being a prisoner in the Spinning House in 1846. From the testimonies upon oath of a numer of witnesses, including the keeper, the surgeon, and family, and neighbours and friends of the deceased together with the depositions of the coroner and the verdict of the jury after the enquiry, a number of issues concerning the treatment of Cambridge prostitutes by University authorities can be discerned. Also the dreadful consequences of the system and the implication of different social agents can be discussed through the close reading and analysis of these primary sources.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Málaga. Campus de Excelencia Internacional Andalucía Tech.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
dc.subjectProstitución - Reino Unido - S.XIXes_ES
dc.titleDeath in the Spinning House: Cambridge Prostitution and University Regulations by the Middle of the Nineteenth Centuryes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObjectes_ES
dc.centroFacultad de Filosofía y Letrases_ES
dc.relation.eventtitleSocial History Society 40th Anniversary Conferencees_ES
dc.relation.eventplaceLancaster, Reino Unidoes_ES
dc.relation.eventdateMarzo 2016es_ES
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