Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)


Saratov citizens’ attitude towards prostitution as a form of deviant behavior at the turn of XIX–XX centuries

The article examines the attitude of various segments of the population of Saratov to prostitution at the turn of the XIX–XX centuries. Despite the heterogeneity of the Russian society, the stereotype of prostitution as a shameful occupation and social evil, which had been established for centuries, was maintained in the public consciousness. Within the framework of the methodological concept of social history and the history of everyday life, the attitude of various categories of citizens and local authorities to this social deviation is considered.

Saratov Prostitution at the Turn of the XX Century

The article examines the issue of Saratov prostitution as a part of everyday life at the turn of the XX century. The analysis of the deviation and its state control are based on the archive documents. Regional development in early years of Russian modernization was detected.