EroTICs: An Exploratory Research on Sexuality & The Internet - Literature Review

This is the literature review produced as part of the APC WNSP EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet project. It includes women’s rights and feminist approaches to the internet, theoretical frameworks on gender and technology, key themes in literature on sexuality, women and the internet, an assessment of current approaches and frameworks, recommendations of conceptual frameworks for the research project and an extensive bibliography. The review also included several examples and cases culled through online content research and interviews with key informants. This document is intended for the development of the EroTICs’ research framework and approach.

The review is organized into three parts. Part I encompasses the theoretical and conceptual approaches to studying the internet and locating women by examining perspectives on gender, feminismis and technology. Part II looks at specific thematic areas addressed in the literature and analyse the gaps and limitations in existing research. Part III is the conclusion and summary of findings, including some directions for the proposed cross country research study.