Fishnets and/or Internet: Problematizing Representations of Sex Work(ers) Online

Sarah Penelope Pinnington, “Fishnets and/or Internet: Problematizing Representations of Sex Work(ers) Online” MA Thesis, School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, 2011.

This paper problematizes the representation of sex work(ers) through examination of two case studies. Drawing on the existing theoretical literature on sex work and working through the lens of intersectionality and interlocking analysis, this study uses the two case studies as illustrations of the way in which representations of sex workers online can normalize sex work, complicate images of sex work, and help to open up a dialogue about sex work in the public sphere.

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