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E-rogenous zones: positioning pornography in the digital economy

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    31 December 2000

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Routledge

  • DOI:

    10.1080/019722401750067414

  • ISSN:

    0197-2243

  • Library of Congress:

    Z665 Library Science. Information Science

Citation

Cronin, B. & Davenport, E. (2000). E-rogenous zones: positioning pornography in the digital economy. Information Society. 17, 33-48. doi:10.1080/019722401750067414. ISSN 0197-2243

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Keywords

E-commerce; digital; economy; pornography; social; shaping; technology

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