Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work, Volume 1

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Melissa Hope Ditmore
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - Prostitution - 782 pages

The cliche is that prostitution is the oldest profession. Isn't it time that the subject received a full reference treatment? This major 2-volume set is the first to treat in an inclusive reference what is usually considered a societal failing and the underside of sexuality and economic survival. The A-to-Z encyclopedia offers wide-ranging entries related to prostitution and the sex industry, past and present, both worldwide (mostly in West) and in the United States. The topic of prostitution has high-interest appeal across disciplines, and the narrative entries illuminate literature, art, law, medicine, economics, politics, women's studies, religion, sociology, sexuality, film, popular culture, public health, nonfiction, American and world history, business, gender, media, education, crime, race, technology, performing arts, family, social work, social mores, pornography, the military, tourism, child labor, and more. It is targeted to the general reader, who will gain useful insight into the human race through time via its sex industry and prostitution.


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Courtesans, strumpets, harlots, hookers; the colorful vocabulary of the world's oldest profession hasn't garnered the academic treatment accorded lesser subjects-until now. This informative two-volume ... Read full review

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Great book by all standards, it has postulated a number wonderful findings and disabused many falacies as regards to what prostitution is all about and its societal value.

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Melissa Hope Ditmore is coordinator and founder of the Trafficked Persons Rights Program and consultant on trafficking.

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