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

  title={Cam Models, Sex Work, and Job Immobility in the Philippines},
  author={Paul William Mathews},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  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… 
'Always Hot, Always Live': 1 Computer-Mediated Sex Work in the Era of 'Camming'
‘Sex work’ and sex workers have been constituted in conflicting and contradictory ways, within both academia and wider society. Many theorists argue that sex work is inherently exploitative, although
Digital sex markets: Entrepreneurialism and consumption within an uncertain regulatory framework
Digital technologies have transformed sex markets in at least two notable ways: first, through the emergence of new digital modalities of sex work, such as webcamming; second, through the ability to
Sex Work and Trafficking: Moving beyond Dichotomies
ABSTRACT This contribution examines how feminist economists have conceptualized sex work and trafficking through the lens of agency and stigma. The ongoing debate about legalization has focused on
Flexi(nse)curity in adult webcamming: Romanian women’s experiences selling digital sex services under platform capitalism
Abstract The global sex industry has undergone a tremendous transformation, and many different forms of commercial sex have emerged with the growth of digital media. The advent of ‘platform work’ in
More Educated Sex Workers Earn More in Indonesia
  • K. Sohn
  • Economics, Education
    Feminist Economics
  • 2019
ABSTRACT Although sex work is prevalent, little is known about the relation between education and the price of sex. This study analyzed a dataset of 8,817 Indonesian sex workers (SWs) to conduct an
Netporn and the Amateur Turn on OnlyFans
  • P. Ryan
  • Sociology
    Male Sex Work in the Digital Age
  • 2019
Ryan explores how male sex workers use netporn to convert their social media profiles into economic capital. There is a focus on the use of Amazon’s gift registry site, Wish List and how it has
“You Can Look but You Can’t Touch”: Women’s Experiences of Webcam Sex Work in Aotearoa/New Zealand
......................................................................................................... ii Table of
Human trafficking in Mindanao : personal narratives and local perspectives : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Social Anthropology at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand
................................................................................................................................. ii Salamat and Acknowledgements
Crime Is as Smart and as Dumb as the Internet
  • A. Bancroft
  • Computer Science
    The Darknet and Smarter Crime
  • 2019
This chapter sets out why the authors should think about criminological risks as stemming from the configuration of technology, economic and social organisation, and cultural identity, as well as opportunities for new forms of work and reward.


Emotion work and the management of stigma in female sex workers’ long-term intimate relationships
Very little empirical work examines female sex workers’ experiences in sociological detail, particularly within an Australian context. Drawing from a small-scale sample of female sex workers in South
Sex Work for the Middle Classes
Drawing from fieldwork and interviews with middle-class sex workers, this essay considers the relationship between the class-privileged women and men who are increasingly finding their way into sex
Sociology of Sex Work
This review examines key dimensions of contemporary sex work, particularly prostitution. Most research focuses exclusively on street prostitution and female workers, with much less attention devoted
Money and sex: What economics should be doing for sex work research.
The sex industry is a global multi-billion dollar business employing millions of women. According to a 1998 study by the International Labour Organisation on Thailand Malaysia Indonesia and
Sex Work in Southeast Asia: The Place of Desire in a Time of AIDS
1. Introduction2. Rethinking the prostitute subject: bodies, subjectivity and space3. Cartographies of desire: mapping Southeast Asian sex industries4. Negotiating the bar: sex, money and the uneasy
Street prostitution in Scotland: The views of working women
At the present time in Europe a range of countries are considering their prostitution laws and looking at whether these should be updated in a number of ways including the possible provision of
Eroticism, Commodification and Gender: Exploring Exotic Dance in the United States
Exotic dance is viewed as a culturally marginal site in many accounts, most notably with respect to its production and its consumption. As a stigmatized site (due to its combination of
Dinheiro, poder e sexo
Widespread beliefs that money corrupts intimacy block our ability to describe and explain how money, power, and sex actually interact. The opposite belief - that sex operates like an ordinary market
Exploring the Cybersex Phenomenon in the Philippines
In its “Philippine Information Society” discourse, the State promotes Filipino service‐based ICT skills while condemning other “offensive” and “illegal” activities, such as cybersex. This dichotomy
Cybersex as affective labor: The case of the cybersex phenomenon in the Philippines
In propping up the “Philippine Information Society” project, the official state discourse promotes service-based ICT skills of Filipinos while condemning other “offensive” activities such as