By Ditmore M.H.
The cliche is that prostitution is the oldest occupation. isn't really it time that the topic obtained an entire reference therapy? This significant 2-volume set is the 1st to regard in an inclusive reference what's often thought of a societal failing and the bottom of sexuality and fiscal survival. The A-to-Z encyclopedia bargains wide-ranging entries concerning prostitution and the intercourse undefined, prior and current, either all over the world (mostly in West) and within the usa. the subject of prostitution has high-interest charm throughout disciplines, and the narrative entries light up literature, artwork, legislations, drugs, economics, politics, women's reports, faith, sociology, sexuality, movie, pop culture, public healthiness, nonfiction, American and international background, company, gender, media, schooling, crime, race, expertise, acting arts, family members, social paintings, social mores, pornography, the army, tourism, baby hard work, and extra. it's specified to the final reader, who will achieve priceless perception into the human race via time through its intercourse and prostitution.
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Josephine Butler founds Ladies National Association to ﬁght the Contagious Diseases Acts in the United Kingdom. Chicago institutes regulations of prostitution. Act of the Suppression of Trade in, and Circulation of, Obscene Literature and Articles of Immoral Use, called the Comstock Act, is passed in the United States. Émile Zola’s novel Nana, about a prostitute, is published in France. Criminal Law Amendment Act is passed in the United Kingdom. William Coote founds National Vigilance Association in the United Kingdom to abolish traﬃcking and regulated prostitution worldwide.
ABOLITIONISM Under these acts, any woman who was suspected of prostitution could be detained by the police and forced to undergo an internal examination. The Contagious Diseases Acts were an example of the approach to prostitution known as “regulationism,” a medically inspired system that was intended to control the spread of venereal disease, particularly syphilis, by registering and medically examining prostitutes. Harnessing rational scientiﬁc arguments to moral disapproval, “regulationists” argued that state regulation was the only way to control venereal disease.
For “addict-prostitutes,” the converse holds true, and they consider themselves to be, ﬁrst and foremost, “addicts” who engage in prostitution to support their addiction. Multiple theories of how and why people become addicted to intoxicants have been proposed and prevailing views have had a corresponding eﬀect on subsequent laws and regulatory statutes aimed at limiting access and the desirability to consume such substances. Before the late 18th century, addiction primarily meant “given over to habit or vice” and signiﬁed a fondness for or an attachment to a behavior, while simultaneously acknowledging the free choice of the individual.
Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work by Ditmore M.H.