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E-rogenous zones: positioning pornography in the digital economy

Cronin, Blaise and Davenport, Elisabeth (2001) E-rogenous zones: positioning pornography in the digital economy. The Information Society, 17 (1). pp. 33-48. ISSN 0197-2243

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    Abstract/Description

    Electronic commerce offers immense opportunities to the producers of pornographic products and services. Although this sector generates significant revenues, it is almost invisible in academic literature on the information society and the digital economy, where it is both little discussed and undertheorized. We suggest that a social shaping of technology framework may help explain current moves by stakeholders in the industry to achieve legitimacy, and that this approach may assist future analyses of commercial dynamics in the online pornography sector.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 0197-2243
    Electronic ISSN: 1087-6537
    Uncontrolled Keywords: E-commerce; digital; economy; pornography; social; shaping; technology
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
    Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
    Item ID: 3113
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010 12:52
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 16:59
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3113

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