Internet Sex Work: Beyond the Gaze

Teela Sanders, Jane Scoular, Rosie Campbell, Jane Pitcher, Jane Pitcher, Stewart Cunningham

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22 Citations (Scopus)


This book takes readers behind the screen to uncover how digital technologies have affected the UK sex industry. The authors use extensive new datasets to explore the working practices, safety and regulation of the sex industry, for female, male and trans sex workers primarily working in the UK. Insights are given as to how sex workers use the internet in their everyday working lives, appropriating social media, private online spaces and marketing strategies to manage their profiles, businesses and careers. Internet Sex Work also explores safety strategies in response to new forms of crimes experienced by sex workers, as well as policing responses. The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of social science disciplines, including gender studies, socio-legal studies, criminology and sociology.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages180
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2017


  • digital technologies
  • sex industry
  • regulation
  • UK


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