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On the Web: Articles

Sex-Trafficking Pleas Detail Abuse of Mexican Women. William Glaberson, NY Times [Truthout] (5/6/05).

Eleven Myths about Prostitution.

On the Web: Specialized Sites


Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. Informative Factbook on Global Sexual Exploitation.


Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women.

Network of Sex Work Projects.

New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective.

North American Task Force on Prostitution.

Prostitutes' Education Network.

Prostitutes of New York.

Prostitution Research & Education.

Purple Rose Campaign. Combats sexual trafficking worldwide of Filipina women & children.

Sex Workers International Media Watch

Workers in Sex Employment (Australia)

World Charter for Prostitutes' Rights

In the Library: Articles

Aziz, Christine. "The 'bumsters' of Banjul," New Internationalist (5/94):29. Male sex workers for female European tourists in Gambia.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books:

Altink, Sietske. Stolen Lives: Trading Women into Sex & Slavery (NY: Harrington Park, 1995).

Barstow, Anne Llewellyn (ed.) War’s Dirty Secret: Rape, Prostitution & other Crimes Against Women (?,200?).

Bell, Laurie (ed.) Good Girls/Bad Girls: Feminists & Sex Trade Workers Face to Face (Seattle: Seal, 1987).

Bernstein, Laurie. Sonia's Daughters: Prostitutes & their Regulation in Imperial Russia (Berkeley: U. of California, 1995).

Bliss, Katherine Elaine. Compromised Positions: Prostitution, Public Health & Gender Politics in Revolutionary Mexico City (University Park: Pennsylvania State U., 2003).

Brennan, Denise. What's Love Got to Do with It? Transnational Desires & Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic (Durham NC: Duke, 2004).

Campagna, Daniel S & Donald L. Poffenberger. The Sexual Trafficking in Children: An Investigation of the Child Sex Trade (Dover MA: Auburn House, 1988).

Clift, Stephen & Simon Carter. Tourism & Sex: Culture, Commerce & Coercion (London, 2000).

Corbin, Alain. Women for Hire: Prostitution & Sexuality in France after 1850 (trans. Alan Sheridan; Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1990).

Davidson, Julia O'Connell. Prostitution, Power, & Freedom (Ann Arbor: U. Michigan, 1998).

Delacoste, Frederique & Priscilla Alexander (eds.) Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Six Industry [1987] (2nd ed.; San Francisco: Cleis, 1998).

Elias, James E.; Vern L. Bullough, Veronica Elias & Gwen Brewer (eds.) Prostitution: On Whores, Hustlers & Johns (NY: Prometheus, 1998).

Gibson, Mary. Prostitution & the State in Italy, 1860-1915 (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1986).

Guider, Margaret Eletta. Daughters of Rahab: Prostitution & the Church of Liberation in Brazil (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995).

Guy, Donna J. Sex & Danger in Buenos Aires: Prostitution, Family, & Nation in Argentina (U. of Nebraska, 1995).

Harsin, Jill. Policing Prostitution in 19th-C. Paris (Princeton NJ: Princeton, 1985).

Human Rights Watch/Asia. Rape for Profit: Trafficking of Nepali Girls & Women to India's Brothels (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1995).

Jenness, Valerie. Making it Work: The Prostitute's Rights Movement in Perspective (NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 1993).

Kempadoo, Kamala & Jo Doezema (eds.) Global Sex Workers: Rights, Resistance & Redefinition (NY: Routledge, 1998).

Law, Lisa. Sex Work in Southeast Asia. The Place of Desire in a Time of HIV/AIDS (NY: Routledge, 2000).

Mahood, Linda. The Magdalenes: Prostitution in the 19th C. (London: Routledge, 1990). Scotland.

Nagle, Jill (ed.) Whores & Other Feminists (NY: Routledge, 1997).

Oppermann, Martin (ed.) Sex Tourism & Prostitution: Aspects of Leisure, Recreation & Work (Elmsford NY: Cognizant Communication, 1998).

Shrage, Lauri. Moral Dilemmas of Feminism: Prostitution, Adultery, & Abortion (NY: Routledge, 1994).

Truong, Thanh-Dam. Sex, Morality, & Money: Prostitution & Tourism in Southeast Asia (London: Zed, 1990).

Vanwesenbeeck, Ine. Prostitutes' Well-Being & Risk (Amsterdam: VU U., 1994).

Walkowitz, Judith R. Prostitution & Victorian Society: Women, Class, & the State (NY: Cambridge, 1980).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

Plachy, Sylvia. Red Light: Inside the Sex Industry (NY: Powerhouse, 1996).

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Broken Mirrors (Gebroken Spiegels)" [1984], dir. Marleen Gorris, 108m.

"Chicken Ranch" [1983], dir. Nick Broomfield & Sandi Sissel, 85m. Documentary on legal brothel in Nevada.

"Crimes of Passon" [1984], dir. Ken Russell, 107m. In video stores.

"Edge of Sanity" [1989], dir. Gérard Kikoïne, 85m.

"Eréndira" [1983], dir. Ruy Guerra, 103m. In video stores.

"Hookers on Davie" [1984], dir. Janis Cole & Holly Dale, 88m. Documentary on prositution in Vancouver.

"Hustling" [1975], dir. Joseph Sargent, 120m. In video stores. Reporter explores real world of prostitution in New York.

"Klute" [1971], dir. Alan J. Pakula, 114m. In video stores.

"Mona Lisa" [1986], dir. Neil Jordan, 104m. In video stores.

"Monster" [2003], dir. Patty Jenkins, 109m. In video stores.

"My Own Private Idaho" [1991], dir. Gus Van Sant, 102m. In video stores. Male prostitutes in Seattle.

"Never on Sunday" [1960], dir. Jules Dassin, 97m. In video stores.

"Pretty Baby" [1978], dir. Louis Malle, 109m. In video stores. Red-light district of New Orleans in 1917.

"Pretty Woman" [1990], dir. Garry Marshall, 119m. In video stores.

"Taxi Driver" [1976], dir. Martin Scorsese, 113m. In video stores.

"Tokyo Decadence" [1991], dir. Ryu Murkami, 112m. In video stores.

"Whore" [1991], dir. Ken Russell, 85m.

"Working Girls" [1980], dir. Lizzie Borden, 90m.

"Yo puta (Whore)" [2004], dir. María Lidón, 90m.

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