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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Kathleenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-07T15:40:58Z
dc.date.available2016-11-07T15:40:58Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-01
dc.identifier.citationRichardson, K. (2015) The Asymmetrical ‘Relationship’: Parallels Between Prostitution and the Development of Sex Robots. Published on the ACM Digital Library as a special issue of the ACM SIGCAS newsletter. SIGCAS Computers & Society, Sept 2015, 45 (3), pp. 290-293en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12786
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I examine the model of asymmetrical ‘relationship’ that is imported from prostitution-client sex work to human-robot sex. Specifically, I address the arguments proposed by David Levy who identifies prostitution/sex work as a model that can be imported into human-robot sex relations. I draw on literature in anthropology that deals with the anthropomorphism of nonhuman things and the way that things reflect back to us gendered notions of sexuality. In the final part of the paper I propose that prostitution is no ordinary activity and relies on the ability to use a person as a thing and this is why parallels between sex robots and prostitution are so frequently found by their advocates.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherACM Digital Libraryen
dc.subjectRobot Ethicsen
dc.subjectSex Robotsen
dc.subjectProstitutionen
dc.subjectSubjectivityen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.titleThe Asymmetrical ‘Relationship’: Parallels Between Prostitution and the Development of Sex Robots.en
dc.typeConferenceen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2874239.2874281
dc.researchgroupCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility
dc.peerreviewedNoen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderDREAMen
dc.projectid611391en
dc.cclicenceN/Aen
dc.date.acceptance2015-04-01en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)en


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