The Ethnic Vice Industry, 1880-1944

American Sociological Review 42 (1977): 464-479

9 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2016

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Ivan Light

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Date Written: June 1977

Abstract

It was convenient for big cities to house prostitution in non-white, ethnic communities, but blacks and Chinese organized prostitution differently.

Keywords: organized crime, anomie theory, Chinese, African Americans, prostitution

JEL Classification: K42

Suggested Citation

Light, Ivan, The Ethnic Vice Industry, 1880-1944 (June 1977). American Sociological Review 42 (1977): 464-479. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2761908

Ivan Light (Contact Author)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ( email )

405 Hilgard Avenue
Box 951361
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

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