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Parisian Progress

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1Will Roper HIST 210 This week’s reading, “The Sphinx in the City: Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women”, talks about the sexual deviant of European cities, Paris. While many other cities had their fare share of prostitution, none could match the sexual vibe that Paris possessed. The article discusses the city’s connection between sexuality and other things such as the long series of revolutions. Paris was however one of the first cities to regulate prostitution and had all prostitutes in the city officially register. The city seemed to be doing well to keep a progressive policy in regards to most things which kept the city lively. Its crowded living spaces for the middle
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Unformatted text preview: classes even made the scene more vigorous as it encouraged people to go out in larger numbers. It seemed to me that Paris could do little wrong. It was during all of this change that Paris developed its “charm.” The city was reinvented by ambitious governments, but the changes began to create a sense of nostalgia for its residents. Architecturally, the city began to modernize itself, but this made the surviving districts of “Old Paris” all the more unique and flavorful. This made the torn and tattered districts of Paris all the more magical and special to the Parisians despite their seemingly inevitable end at the hands of progress....
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