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Behind the Screen: Commercial Sex, Digital Spaces and Working Online, Technology in Society

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Behind the Screen : Commercial Sex, Digital Spaces and Working Online, Technology in Society. / Cunningham, Stewart; Sanders, Teela; Scoular, Jane; Campbell, Rosemary; Hill, Kathleen ; Valentine-Chase, Matt; Melissa, Camille; Aydin, Yigit; Hamer, Rebecca.

In: Technology in Society, Vol. 53, 05.2018, p. 47-54.

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Cunningham, S, Sanders, T, Scoular, J, Campbell, R, Hill, K, Valentine-Chase, M, Melissa, C, Aydin, Y & Hamer, R 2018, 'Behind the Screen: Commercial Sex, Digital Spaces and Working Online, Technology in Society', Technology in Society, vol. 53, pp. 47-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2017.11.004

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Cunningham, S., Sanders, T., Scoular, J., Campbell, R., Hill, K., Valentine-Chase, M., Melissa, C., Aydin, Y., & Hamer, R. (2018). Behind the Screen: Commercial Sex, Digital Spaces and Working Online, Technology in Society. Technology in Society, 53, 47-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2017.11.004

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Cunningham S, Sanders T, Scoular J, Campbell R, Hill K, Valentine-Chase M et al. Behind the Screen: Commercial Sex, Digital Spaces and Working Online, Technology in Society. Technology in Society. 2018 May;53:47-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2017.11.004

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Cunningham, Stewart ; Sanders, Teela ; Scoular, Jane ; Campbell, Rosemary ; Hill, Kathleen ; Valentine-Chase, Matt ; Melissa, Camille ; Aydin, Yigit ; Hamer, Rebecca. / Behind the Screen : Commercial Sex, Digital Spaces and Working Online, Technology in Society. In: Technology in Society. 2018 ; Vol. 53. pp. 47-54.

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