Ditmore 2006 Prostitution

Title Information


Editor: Melissa Hope Ditmore

Title: Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work

Subtitle: -

Place: Westport, CT

Publisher: Greenwood

Year: 2006

Pages: 848pp.

Volumes: 2

ISBN-10: 0313329680 (set) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 0313329699 (vol. 1) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 0313329702 (vol. 2) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: General History



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Editor: Editor's Personal Website

Entries: Child Prostitution, Comfort Women, Rape

Description: »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 the 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.« (Source: ABC-Clio)


Added: January 24, 2015 – Last updated: January 24, 2015