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A sociological study of pimps by Dr. Ben Reitman, founder of the Chicago hobo college, lover and manager of the noted anarchist Emma Goldman, author of "The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha," and early American advocate of of birth control, free speech, and worker's rights....

Title : the second oldest profession a study of the prostitute s business manager
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ISBN : 6388359
Format Type : Hardback
Number of Pages : 270 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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  • Joshua
    2018-10-19 08:04

    I picked up The Second Oldest Profession after reading The DAMNDEST RADICAL: The Life and World of Ben Reitman Chicago's Celebrated Social Reformer Hobo King and Whorehouse Physician -- a biography of its author. Although it's been out of print for about 70 years I was able to score a copy from some degenerate book seller in the UK. Physically, the book was a lot like a football and showed every day of its long time in existence.The Second Oldest Profession is a straightforward sociological study of pimps and their relationships to the prostitutes they manage, the judicial system, society at large, and to themselves. It approaches the profession in an unjudgmental manner, not surprising given Reitman's relationship with so-called undesirable classes. Where it is interesting is in the pre-Depression language and attitudes towards sex, prostitution, and pimpery. Although he was a deeply religious man, Reitman was also an anarchist, early promoter of contraception and birth control (which earned him a term in jail), crusader against gonorrhea, founder of the Chicago Hobo College, advocate of polyamory, and all about rapscallion and scalawag. Reitman's personality and somewhat contradictory beliefs bleed through what is supposed to be a scholarly work and adds an informality and biographical feel for the time and people about which he is chronicling. I probably would not suggest reading this book unless you are familiar with him via The DAMNDEST RADICAL or Hobohemia. But as a an interesting footnote to his life and the world in which he worked, this is a must.