Queer theory, cyber-ethnographies and researching online sex environments

Ashford, Chris (2009) Queer theory, cyber-ethnographies and researching online sex environments. Information & Communications Technology Law, 18 (3). pp. 297-314. ISSN 1360-0834

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13600830903424734

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: research methods, internet, ethnography
Subjects: J900 Others in Technology
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 16:10
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13625

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