Article ID: CBB000931375

L'usage des statistiques par les discours abolitionniste et réglementariste sur la prostitution à Bruxelles (1844--1948) (2007)

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François, Aurore (Author)
Machiels, Christine (Author)


Histoire & Mesure
Volume: 22, no. 2
Issue: 2
Pages: 103-134


Publication Date: 2007
Edition Details: Part of a special issue: “Déviance, justice et statistiques”
Language: French

During the 19th and 20th centuries, heated debates about prostitution control opposed the regulationists, who advocated for a police and medical control of prostitution, to the abolitionists, fighting for the disappearance of regulated prostitution. In Belgium, this controversy about prostitution occurred at a time when scientific and political circles were increasingly interested in statistics, leading to a war of figures. This paper deals with the construction and evolution of official prostitution statistics in relation with the preoccupations of the political elite, abolitionists and regulationists presenting these data to their advantage, going from ideological discourses to even political manipulations.

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Authors & Contributors
Labbé, Morgane
Rowse, Tim
Campion, Jonas
Baclin, Guillaume
Rousseaux, Xavier
Aubusson de Cavarlay, Bruno
Journals
Journal Electronique d'Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique
Histoire & Mesure
International Statistical Review
Mémoires de la Classe des sciences. Académie Royale de Belgique
Eighteenth-Century Studies
Statistical Science
Publishers
Routledge
Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium)
Viella
Concepts
Statistics
Mathematics
Applied statistics
Science and politics
Science and government
Demography; population research
People
Pearson, Karl
Süssmilch, Johann Peter
Petty, William
Condorcet, Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de
Mahalanobis, Prasanta Chandra
Gini, Corrado
Places
Belgium
France
Germany
New Zealand
Prussia (Germany)
Soviet Union
Times
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
18th century
17th century
20th century, late
Institutions
Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique
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