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Steinberg, Jessica

Works: 7 works in 8 publications in 2 languages and 220 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.1.S7433, E
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Most widely held works by Jessica Steinberg
Not this turkey! by Jessica Steinberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Mel and his family have lived in America for several years, they have never celebrated Thanksgiving, just the Jewish holidays. But this year, after Papa wins a turkey at work, Mama invites all their relatives to their Brooklyn tenement for dinner. There's just one thing -- Mel has a soft spot for the turkey! "--
Facets of the Israeli economy( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facets of the Israeli economy( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For lust or gain: perceptions of prostitutes in eighteenth-century London( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: This paper examines perceptions of lower-class female prostitutes in eighteenth-century London. This study challenges the prevailing argument that these perceptions fundamentally changed from 'lusty whores' to victims of poverty. An examination of Bridewell records, sermons, pamphlets, and the newspaper press, reveals that commentators believed that lust, poverty, and greed collectively explained what drove women to prostitution. Commentators recognized that, unable to make ends meet, many women turned to prostitution to survive, while also suggesting that others turned to prostitution because they believed they could gain considerable wealth by doing so. These same commentators asserted that some women were unusually lustful and that only prostitution would satisfy their insatiable desires. The simultaneous depiction of prostitutes in contradictory ways suggests that prostitution was not offensive to Georgian Britons solely because it involved women exchanging sexual favours for money, but because prostitution transgressed Britons' deepest sensibilities about morality
The Seven Deadly Sins of Prostitution : Perceptions of Prostitutes and Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century London by Jessica Steinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis examines perceptions of lower-class female prostitutes and prostitution in eighteenth-century London. It reveals that throughout the Hanoverian period perceptions of prostitution were shaped by sensibilities about morality, the social order, and sin. To explore attitudes towards prostitution in eighteenth-century London, this dissertation evaluates how governing elites, ecclesiastical authorities, contributors to the newspaper press, and popular commentators discussed prostitution. This dissertation engages with two main assumptions about prostitution in eighteenth-century London. First, it demonstrates that there is more continuity in perceptions of prostitution than historians have recognized; attitudes towards prostitutes did not shift from hostility to sympathy in a straight-forward manner. Second, this dissertation reveals that prostitution was regarded by Augustan and Hanoverian Londoners as a significant social problem because it embodied and encapsulated the seven deadly sins --lust, avarice, pride, envy, gluttony, sloth, and wrath. This thesis suggests that prostitutes' excessive lust and avarice were not seen as disparate issues, but were often discussed together. Paradoxically, discussants recognized that financial considerations drove some women into prostitution, but these women were regarded as abnormally greedy and corrupt because they resorted to deceptive tactics. Pride and envy were associated with prostitution because Hanoverians believed some prostitutes bought extravagant clothes and cosmetics to conceal their lowly status and enhance their appearance to emulate elites. Hanoverians regarded these prostitutes with trepidation because they threatened to undermine their hierarchically ordered society. Prostitutes' proclivities towards drunkenness and idleness were associated with gluttony and sloth. Commentators feared that drunken and idle prostitutes would encourage men to engage in these dissolute activities, leading to greater disorder. Wrath was closely associated with prostitution because of its association with violence. Although prostitutes were both the victims and perpetrators of assault, incidents in which prostitutes were assailants were reported more frequently, suggesting that Britons regarded prostitutes as disorderly, sinful criminals. Each chapter also brings attention to concerns regarding prostitutes' lack of self-control and their apparent ability to cause men to lose self-control; how double standards of morality influenced discussions of prostitution; the consequences of prostitutes' criminality and ability to deceive Londoners; and the various institutions, organizations, and suggestions proposed and established to reform prostitutes and eradicate sin from society
The literary history of autism by Jessica Steinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La industria de las comunicaciones by Jessica Steinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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