Selling Sex: A hidden history of prostitution
UNSW Press, $39.95 pb, 342 pp
Selling Sex provides a comprehensive history of prostitution in Australia. In 342 pages, Raelene Frances (currently Dean of Arts at Monash University) describes the changing nature of sex work in Australian society from the colonial period to the present day. Frances’s text is brilliantly researched and provides many important insights for readers interested in Australian history and culture, as well as the history of sex and gender.