Working it: the professionalization of amateurism in digital adult entertainment

  title={Working it: the professionalization of amateurism in digital adult entertainment},
  author={Kavita Ilona Nayar},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  pages={473 - 488}
  • K. I. Nayar
  • Published 28 March 2017
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Media Studies
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