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Male Sex Work in the Digital Age

Curated Lives

Authors: Ryan, Paul

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  • Explains the role social media plays in creating a new and more flexible understanding of commercial sex
  • Explores the commercialisation – and commodification – of the male body
  • Looks at debates regarding the direction of sex work policy 
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This book explores the lives of male sex workers living in Dublin, Ireland. It focuses on the stories of young Brazilian and Venezuelan migrants who use their micro-celebrity on social media to construct a brand that can be converted into financial advantage within the sex industry. The book focuses on two sites: Grindr, which these men use to build a transient pop-up escort profile that is linked to Instagram, which in turn provides followers with access to a curated digital identity built around consumption. Ryan explores how the muscular body acts as a form of physical and erotic capital providing the raw material of these digital identities as they are broadcast on new online subscription platforms like OnlyFans. Male Sex Work in the Digital Age offers fascinating insights into the role social media plays in (re)creating a new and more flexible understanding of commercial sex. Students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, sexuality studies, LGBTQ studies, media studies and law, will find this book of interest. 

About the authors

Paul Ryan is Lecturer in Sociology, Maynooth University, Ireland.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Male Sex Work in the Digital Age
Book Subtitle
Curated Lives
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11797-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11797-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11796-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 146
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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