Cam Models, Sex Work, and Job Immobility in the Philippines

@article{Mathews2017CamMS,
  title={Cam Models, Sex Work, and Job Immobility in the Philippines},
  author={Paul William Mathews},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  year={2017},
  volume={23},
  pages={160 - 183}
}
  • P. Mathews
  • Published 21 March 2017
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Economics
ABSTRACT Using online participant observation, ad hoc conversations, and off-line interviews, this study explores the work of Adult/Asian Cam Models (ACMs) in the Philippines – women who present themselves live via Internet webcam to solicit customers to view the women naked or engaging in sexual activities. ACMs are commonly construed as trafficked pornographers or (digital) prostitutes. But, the models do not identify their work as prostitution or even as sex work; nor are they trafficked… 
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