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CammingMoney, Power, and Pleasure in the Sex Work Industry$
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Angela Jones

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479842964

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479842964.001.0001

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The Contemporary Camming Market

The Contemporary Camming Market

Moral Entrepreneurs, Sex Entrepreneurs, and Cam Models

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(p.61) 3 The Contemporary Camming Market
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Camming
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Angela Jones

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479842964.003.0004

Cam models are independent contractors, but they are not free agents in an open capitalist market. Instead, cam models work in a global network of pornographic industries, which sex entrepreneurs own and control, and moral entrepreneurs regulate. This chapter examines the relationship between sex entrepreneurs such as cam-site and studio owners, moral entrepreneurs such as politicians, legislators, and other rescue-industry agents, and cam models in structuring the camming industry. Moral entrepreneurs dictate the policies that regulate the camming industry. Sex entrepreneurs exploit cam models—all cam sites take a substantial portion of cam model’s sales and pay relatively low commissions. Various overlapping systems of oppression shape the camming industry and affect the wage outcomes and experiences of cam models. Cam models must work hard—but cam models who are thin, White, cisgender, in their 20s, from the United States, and do not work for studios are privileged by various systems of inequality that they have no control over. Far from a feminist, queer, or socialist utopia, the camming industry, while it sometimes provides decent wages to workers, operates via and reproduces the same inequities that exist in any capitalist workplace.

Keywords:   sex entrepreneurs, moral entrepreneurs, cam models, independent contractor, wages, regulation

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