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Feministiska teorier och cam-girls : en studie om det digitalas möjliggörande och risker för cybersexarbetare

Ekstrand, Klara LU (2019) DIKK60 20191
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Abstract
This study’s aim is to investigate the digital aspects of camming and what possibilities, risks and threats cam-girls face. Furthermore the study intends to examine the feministic possibilities and aspects of camming and if pornographic material produced by cam-girls can be considered feminist porn. Therefore several feminists and their approaches to technology, sex work and pornography are discussed and compared to evaluate if the work of cam-girls could be feministic. This study is analyses text and symbols in interviews and studies in web articles, journal articles, e-books, documentaries and YouTube-videos. The study uses secondary sources exclusively. The findings of the study show that cam-girls have found positive aspects of their... (More)
This study’s aim is to investigate the digital aspects of camming and what possibilities, risks and threats cam-girls face. Furthermore the study intends to examine the feministic possibilities and aspects of camming and if pornographic material produced by cam-girls can be considered feminist porn. Therefore several feminists and their approaches to technology, sex work and pornography are discussed and compared to evaluate if the work of cam-girls could be feministic. This study is analyses text and symbols in interviews and studies in web articles, journal articles, e-books, documentaries and YouTube-videos. The study uses secondary sources exclusively. The findings of the study show that cam-girls have found positive aspects of their work that are made possible through the digital nature of camming. The possibility of interaction can mean personal and strong relationships between cam-girls and their consumers, which is financially beneficial for the women. However, researchers and cam-girls have also found aspects that can be negative with camming and cause cam-girls to quit. The digital nature of camming may make threats to cam-girls harder to notice because enemies can hide behind anonymity. Furthermore the feminist debate surrounding porn shows the complexity of determining if cam-girls’ videos can be considered feminist porn, because it depends on which feminist approach you take. (Less)
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author
Ekstrand, Klara LU
supervisor
organization
course
DIKK60 20191
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Cam-girls, camming, feminism, feminist porn, pornography, sex work, cyberfeminism, digital culture, technology, cybersex
language
Swedish
id
8993198
date added to LUP
2019-08-28 13:45:43
date last changed
2019-08-28 13:45:43
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  abstract     = {This study’s aim is to investigate the digital aspects of camming and what possibilities, risks and threats cam-girls face. Furthermore the study intends to examine the feministic possibilities and aspects of camming and if pornographic material produced by cam-girls can be considered feminist porn. Therefore several feminists and their approaches to technology, sex work and pornography are discussed and compared to evaluate if the work of cam-girls could be feministic. This study is analyses text and symbols in interviews and studies in web articles, journal articles, e-books, documentaries and YouTube-videos. The study uses secondary sources exclusively. The findings of the study show that cam-girls have found positive aspects of their work that are made possible through the digital nature of camming. The possibility of interaction can mean personal and strong relationships between cam-girls and their consumers, which is financially beneficial for the women. However, researchers and cam-girls have also found aspects that can be negative with camming and cause cam-girls to quit. The digital nature of camming may make threats to cam-girls harder to notice because enemies can hide behind anonymity. Furthermore the feminist debate surrounding porn shows the complexity of determining if cam-girls’ videos can be considered feminist porn, because it depends on which feminist approach you take.},
  author       = {Ekstrand, Klara},
  keyword      = {Cam-girls,camming,feminism,feminist porn,pornography,sex work,cyberfeminism,digital culture,technology,cybersex},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Feministiska teorier och cam-girls : en studie om det digitalas möjliggörande och risker för cybersexarbetare},
  year         = {2019},
}