Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Queer theory, cyber-ethnographies and researching online sex environments

I've just published a new article called 'Queer theory, cyber-ethnographies and researching online sex environments'. You can read it in Information & Communications Technology Law (Vol 18, No 3, pp297-314. Here's the abstract:

'Both the act and the commission of the act of sex have been transformed by technology. This has in turn led to emerging research that seeks to consider online research methods and methodologies that take account of the new medium, with a number of studies examining specific groups and the behaviour of those groups from a socio-legal perspective. This paper will seek to consider the application of queer theory to researching so-called ‘virtual’ or online sex groups. It will examine how the virtual spaces, and the researchers who survey them, are constituted. The ethical and practical issues that emerge in surveying these groups from a queer
theory perspective will also be explored.'

As ever, I'd welcome any feedback.

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