Title

A Storyville Education: Spatial Practices and the Learned Sex Trade in the City That Care Forgot

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-17-2014

Abstract

Storyville, the legalized red-light district of New Orleans (1897-1917), was a designated space containing informal opportunities for learning in which its residents practiced the sex trade. Although Storyville was created to regulate prostitution, prostitutes and madams learned the city’s legal system, politics, and economics to survive in a socially constructed space. Using primary and secondary sources and informed by theory, including informal learning, spatial production, and critical and feminist geography, this study explores the adult learning that took place in Storyville.

Publication Title

Adult Education Quarterly

Volume

64

Issue

4

First Page

285

Last Page

305

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