Melissa Ditmore

consultant on research and rights-based programming

Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work

Edited by Melissa Ditmore

Greenwood Press (2006)

The cliché 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 or 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, worldwide and in the US. The narrative entries illuminate prostitution’s impact on the arts, sexuality, social mores, popular culture, and more.