Camgirls: celebrity and community in the age of social networks

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This book is a critical and ethnographic study of camgirls: women who broadcast themselves over the web for the general public while trying to cultivate a measure of celebrity in the process. The narrative follows that of the camgirl phenomenon, beginning with the earliest experiments in personal homecamming and ending with the newest forms of identity and community being articulated through social networking sites like Live Journal, YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook. It is grounded in interviews, performance analysis of events transpiring between camgirls and their viewers, and the author's own experiences as an ersatz camgirl while conducting the research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Number of pages146
ISBN (Print)9780820456942, 0820456942
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDigital formations


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