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Cyberpunters and cyberwhores: prostitution on the internet

Sharp, Keith and Earle, Sarah (2003). Cyberpunters and cyberwhores: prostitution on the internet. In: Jewkes, Yvonne ed. Dot.cons: Crime, deviance and identity on the internet. Cullompton, UK: Willan, pp. 36–52.

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About the book: Cyberspace opens up infinitely new possibilities to the deviant imagination. With access to the Internet and sufficient know-how you can, if you are so inclined, buy a bride, cruise gay bars, go on a global shopping spree with someone else's credit card, break into a bank's security system, plan a demonstration in another country and hack into the Pentagon -- all on the same day. In more than any other medium, time and place are transcended, undermining the traditional relationship between physical context and social situation.

This book crosses the boundaries of sociological, criminological and cultural discourse in order to explore the implications of these massive transformations in information and communication technologies for the growth of criminal and deviant identities and behaviour on the Internet. This is a book not about computers, nor about legal controversies over the regulation of cyberspace, but about people and the new patterns of human identity, behaviour and association that are emerging as a result of the communications revolution.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1-84392-001-8, 978-1-84392-001-4
Extra Information: Chapter in question is Chapter 3.
Keywords: prostitution; sex work; identity; internet; cyberspace; sex
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 5517
Depositing User: Sarah Earle
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:58
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