College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Theses and Dissertations

Graduation Date

6-2010

Document Type

Thesis

College/Department Conferring Degree

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Keywords

Eastern European Women, Pornography, Internet, Sex Industry, Sexual Objectification and commodification

Abstract

Since the split of the Soviet Union, sexuality in Eastern Europe has developed a new direction in the growth of the sex industry on the Internet. Pornographic images of Eastern European women are internationally available through the Internet. This research analyzes how Russian and Ukrainian women are sexually marketed through Internet pornography. The Internet provides such images of women for economic purposes. The Internet advertises these women and their bodies as sexually available, and suggests that women's bodies have an economic value. These images help contribute to the sex industry by marketing these women as sexual objects and commodities. This study contributes an analytical observation of pornographic images that are used to advertise Eastern European women and help fuel the sex industry through modern technology.

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