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The gendered affordances of Craigslist ‘new-in-town girls wanted’ ads

Abstract:

Sex-for-rent schemes have emerged on online sites as rental options. We analyzed 583 advertisements that were posted on Craigslist in London and Los Angeles and interviewed 34 women who were or had been in these arrangements. This research yielded four key tensions: (1) navigating innuendo (mis)interpretation versus preserving arranged ambiguity, (2) the guise of amateurism and romance versus persistent specificity, (3) calculated sacrifice versus narrative of a better life, and (4) consent v...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1461444819849897

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9090-924X
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
New Media and Society More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
11-12
Pages:
2404–2421
Publication date:
2019-05-30
Acceptance date:
2019-04-22
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EISSN:
1461-7315
ISSN:
1461-4448
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pubs:994728
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uuid:3ef152cd-0cf4-4dac-8243-0cf661e3ead6
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pubs:994728
Source identifiers:
994728
Deposit date:
2019-04-28

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