Creating An Encyclopedia

October 2nd, 2006 by jeffrey yamaguchi

It’s a mega-project, indeed, but Dr. Melissa Hope Ditmore has done just that. She’s the editor of the Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work, a years-in-the-making, one-of-a-kind reference work just published by Greenwood Press. The encyclopedia collects and details information about a complex subject matter that is often viewed or thought of in very narrow, cliche-ridden terms. It’s a serious work, but not just for academics. Here’s what Fleshbot had to say, and be sure to check out this interview with Ditmore that I posted at 52projects.com.