Bound to Capitalism: The Pursuit of Profit and Pleasure in Digital Pornography

Jennifer Miller

Abstract


This paper explores digital pornography dialectically through a case study of Kink.com, an online BDSM subscription service. It considers the tension between discourses of authenticity that seek to obscure profit motive and shifts in content prompted by market considerations.


Keywords


Critical Theory; Capitalism; Web 2.0; Political Economy; Queer Theory; Pornography; Kink.com; Literary Theory

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.32855/fcapital.201902.010

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