Sex and the virtual suburbs : the pornosphere and community standards

McKee, Alan, McNair, Brian, & Watson, Anne-Frances (2015) Sex and the virtual suburbs : the pornosphere and community standards. In Maginn, Paul J. & Steinmetz, Christine (Eds.) (Sub)Urban Sexscapes : Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry. Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom, pp. 159-174.

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This chapter looks at the management and zoning of online sexual culture–the web sites which make up the pornosphere (McNair 2013). It explores the concept of ‘community standards’, which has been a central part of the management of sexually explicit materials in the offline world, and asks what it might mean to talk about ‘community standards’ on the Internet. And finally, it uses the concept of virtual-community standards to revisit the question of managing access to sexually explicit materials on the Internet.

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ID Code: 66455
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: digital, pornography, pornosphere, legislation, virtual geography
ISBN: 9780415855280
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Digital Media Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: © 2015 Paul J. Maginn and Christine Steinmetz
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