Prostitution And Sex Work, 1st Edition

  • Melissa Hope Ditmore
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  • ISBN-10: 0313362904
  • ISBN-13: 9780313362903
  • DDC: 306.74
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Prostitution is a taboo subject that nevertheless permeates American culture in literature, cinema, and music. It has been a cyclical topic of public debate reflecting changing attitudes toward male and female promiscuity, the role of women in society, attitudes toward poverty and class, and most recently, the recurrent theme of "sex trafficking."

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
“To a Common Prostitute” By Walt Whitman.
List of Tables.
1: Venues.
2: Personnel.
3: Legal Frameworks.
4: Morality, Money, and Prostitution Prior to the Criminalization of Prostitution.
5: Red Light, Green Light.
6: The Wild West.
7: Immigration Law and State Legislation of Morality to “Protect” Women.
8: 21st-Century Campaigns and Laws against Trafficking in Persons.
9: From Prostitutes to Sex Workers: A Movement for Rights.
10: Timeline.
Historical Accounts.
Documents by Sex Workers.
Legal Documents and Commentary.
Online Resources about Prostitution in the United States.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.