Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work, Volumes 1-2 by Melissa Hope Ditmore

By Melissa Hope Ditmore

The cliche is that prostitution is the oldest career. Isn't it time that the topic obtained a whole reference therapy? This significant 2-volume set is the 1st to regard in an inclusive reference what's frequently thought of a societal failing and the bottom of sexuality and financial survival. The A-to-Z encyclopedia bargains wide-ranging entries regarding prostitution and the intercourse undefined, prior and current, either around the globe (mostly within the West) and within the usa. the subject of prostitution has high-interest attraction throughout disciplines, and the narrative entries light up literature, paintings, legislation, medication, economics, politics, women's experiences, faith, sociology, sexuality, movie, pop culture, public well-being, nonfiction, American and global background, enterprise, gender, media, schooling, crime, race, know-how, appearing arts, relatives, social paintings, social mores, pornography, the army, tourism, baby exertions, and extra. it truly is distinct to the final reader, who will achieve worthy perception into the human race via time through its intercourse and prostitution. An advent overviews the scope of prostitution from the earliest historic documents, together with the Bible. uncomplicated lists which are alphabetically and topically prepared support the reader locate entries of curiosity, as does the excellent index. A chronology proffers major dates regarding the subject. every one access is signed and has feedback for additional studying.

Sample entries: Abolition; Actresses; Augustine, Saint; Barr, sweet; Bible; Camp fans; Chamberlain-Kahn invoice of 1918; baby Prostitution; garments, Contagious illnesses Acts of 1864, 1866, and 1869; Crime; Debby Doesn't Do It at no cost; Dickens, Charles; Devadasi; Entrapment; Fallen girl Trope; Feminism; motion pictures, Cult; 5 issues; loose Love; Geisha; Globalization; Guidebooks; Hip-Hop; HIV/AIDS and the Prostitution Rights move; Human Rights; Incest; web; Jack the Ripper; Kama Sutra; League of countries; Lulu; Male Stripping; Mann Act; Mayhew, Henry; Memoirs; Migration and Mobility; Nazi Germany; Poetry; Purity hobbies; R&R; faith; Salvation military; Scapegoating; Slang; Storyville; transitority Marriage; Unions; Venice; Window Prostitution.

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In 1962, this quaint and outdated title was changed to the Josephine Butler Society ( JBS). The original organ of the IAF was the much-quoted Shield. It continued as the journal of the AMSH/JBS until 1970, when the title was changed to News and Views. Confusion over the term “abolition” has been created by the re-emergence of an “anti-trafficking” movement during the latter part of the 20th century and into the 21st century. Many of the organizations involved, such as Coalition against Trafficking in Women (CATW), have adopted the term “abolition” in its literal sense, claiming that society and politicians should strive to abolish prostitution and trafficking in the name of human rights.

Actresses and Whores: On Stage and in Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Kirsten Pullen ADDAMS, JANE (1860–1935). A social activist and sociologist best known for her role as founder of Hull-House, a settlement home for women in Chicago, Jane Addams worked vigorously for women’s suffragette and international peace, for which she was awarded the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize. She was head of the Woman’s Peace Party, the National Conference of Charities and Corrections, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

The work of William Coote and the National Vigilance Association, formed after the CLA Act of 1885, set in motion a global movement to abolish state-regulated prostitution and trafficking (also called the white slave trade or white slavery). This encompassed much of Europe, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and many other places. After the first two international conventions, the issue was adopted by the League of Nations in 1919 and finally by the United Nations. In 1915, the British branch of the IAF amalgamated with the LNA to form the Association of Moral and Social Hygiene (AMSH)—fighting for justice and equality for prostitutes within 4 ABOLITIONISM Abolition THE VIGILANCE RECORD FEBRUARY–JULY 1899 International Congress on the White Slave Traffic From a speech by Lady Battersea “We have to create in many a moral sense where it is extinct or has never existed; we have to make others understand that what they call a merry, if a short life, is, in many cases, a living death, and always the death of what is sweetest and most precious in womanhood.

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