Understanding the Configuration of “Glitchy” Lives The Experiences of Transgender Sex Workers Organising their Online and Offline Existence
The emergence of digital technology especially the internet and the fast development of the mobile phone technology and the ever-increasing role of social and commercial networking platforms have changed the formation of businesses. A profession like sex work is no excep-tion. Though scholars have started investigating about the impact of ICT especially the in-ternet in the organization of sex work, most of the research work has been focused on global north while southern part of the globe has not been covered in terms of academic inquiry. This thesis is an attempt to contribute to bridging the gap of the knowledge by studying the role of ICT in the lives of transgender sex workers in Pakistan. While agreeing to the changes taking place rapidly because of the use of ICT, this thesis draws upon the social challenge, also called the digital divide, which keeps people from taking full advantage of the ICT and internet to their benefit, especially, when it comes to the most marginalised communities such as transgender sex workers located at the lowest layer of the hierarchical ladder. This research focuses on the opportunities and the possible constraints that ICT can present to the transgender sex workers.
|Keywords||Sex Work, Technology, Transgender Sex Workers, ICT, Capability Approach, Human Rights, Well-being, Digitalisation, Internet|
|Thesis Advisor||Siegmann,Karin Astrid|
|Series||Social Justice Perspectives (SJP)|
Mazhar,Tasleem. (2019, December 20). Understanding the Configuration of “Glitchy” Lives The Experiences of Transgender Sex Workers Organising their Online and Offline Existence. Social Justice Perspectives (SJP). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/51353