Sunday, May 1, 2011

Three female bloggers writing about sex, trafficking and pornography

Though from the title of this post you might think that I am going to talk about a sleazy kind of bloggers - this is not the case.

The blogs which I want to invite you to check feature the articles which are both interesting and are of academic level. 

Curious? Then here they are:

1) "Dollars and Sexby professor Marina Adshade who teaches a course called "Economics of Sex and Love" in which students apply the analytical tools available to economists to examine human sexuality. Topics in her blog include dating and marriage, promiscuity, infidelity, risky sexual behavior, the relation between sex and happiness,and markets for sex such as prostitution, pornography, and lap dancing.

2) "The Naked Anthropologist" by Dr. Laura Augustin who writes as a lifelong migrant and identifies with no nationality. <...> she has danced with hustlers in Miami and strippers in San Francisco, learned safe-sex techniques from brothel workers in the Dominican Republic, roomed with an escort and her family in Melbourne and visited bar girls and jailed migrants in Bangkok. She has recorded oral histories with asylum-seekers on the Mexican border, listened to Albanian trafficking victims in an Italian shelter, discussed survival sex with internal migrants in Colombia and argued the pros and cons of being a maid or a prostitute with migrants in Spain.

3) "Libidot" by Katrien Jacobs, Associate Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong. She investigates the role of digital networks in people’s experiences with the body, art, and sexuality. She has lectured and published widely about pornography, censorship and media activism in Hong Kong and global media environments. She is also working on long-term research projects in visual anthropology that detail the impact of Japanese animation on South East Asian youth cultures and social networks.  Currently she writes a book about mainland China’s immersion in new trends in sexual entertainment and DIY media.