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Writing Sex Work Online:The Case of Belle de Jour

Ferreday, Debra (2010) Writing Sex Work Online:The Case of Belle de Jour. Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies, 8. pp. 273-292. ISSN 1545-6196

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Abstract

This paper investigates the media representation of sex work. Taking the case of the blogger Belle de Jour as a starting point, it considers sex blogging in the context of wider debates within feminist theory and cultural studies to consider under what circumstances experience becomes re-presented as authentic or otherwise in popular narratives of sex work. It engages with the layers of mystery and demystification, stigma and resistance that surround online narratives of sexual labour and to challenge the notion that accounts of sex work, need to be universally ‘representative’ in order to be heard.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: sex work ; internet ; Blogging ; digital culture ; embodiment ; Celebrity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 55280
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2012 16:01
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2012 12:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55280

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