disease, prostitution, war
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Wartime prostitution has taken on many forms throughout history, but it has remained a constant presence on or near front lines. Several factors contribute to the proliferation of wartime prostitution, including efforts to build morale within the historically hyper-masculine military culture and the distant nature of conflict. For civilians, primarily young women, living in or near conflict zones, prostitution represents one of the few means to maintain an income during a war.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Prostitution, in P. Joseph (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, SAGE Publications, Inc., v. 1, p. 1407-1408
Scholar Commons Citation
Boczar, Amanda, "Prostitution" (2017). Tampa Library Faculty and Staff Publications. 27.