The Encyclopedia of Prostitution & Sex Work

Published by Greenwood Press

Edited by Dr Melissa Ditmore

The Editor

Dr Melissa Ditmore

An international research consultant based in New York, Melissa Ditmore has written about sex work, migration and trafficking for The Lancet, SIECUS Report and other journals. In addition to the Encyclopedia, Ditmore is the author of Unbroken Chains: The hidden role of human trafficking in the American economy and Prostitution and Sex Work, has edited the anthology Sex Work Matters for Zed Books, and has contributed to numerous other books including Sex for Sale (Routledge, 2009), Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered (Paradigm, 2005), Affective Turn (Duke, 2007) and Women Across Borders (Black Rose, forthcoming.) She has edited the annual journal Research for Sex Work. She has worked as a principal investigator for a number of reports released by the Urban Justice Center's Sex Workers Project. She has spoken about prostitution, migration rights and research ethics at the United Nations, the International Conference on HIV/AIDS, Columbia University, Cornell University, Hong Kong City University and numerous academic and political conferences.

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Other works

In addition to the Encyclopedia, Melissa Ditmore has written, edited or contributed to the following books.

Unbroken Chains
Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807006777
Prostitution and Sex Work
ISBN: 0313362890
Sex Work Matters
Melissa Ditmore
Alys Willman
Antonia Levy
Zed Books
ISBN: 1848134347
Sex for Sale
Ronald Weitzer
ISBN: 0415996058
Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered
Kamala Kempadoo
Jyoti Sanghera
Bandana Pattanaik
Paradigm Publishers
ISBN: 1594510970
The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social
Patricia Clough
Jean Halley
Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822339250