Consuming fantasy: Interpreting the media projection and the consumption of (Trans-)local sexual content among Hong Kong young men

Lih Shing CHAN, Mario LIONG

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Abstract

The increasing sexualization of local media content in Hong Kong correlates with the emergence of an entertainment industry that publicizes young female Chinese models. What surfaces from the phenomenon is the popular consumption of Japanese sexual content, including pornography, among Hong Kong teenagers and young men through various digital outlets. Instead of adopting the uses and gratification theory that may have overemphasized choices made by audience and overlooked the social structure, this paper employs a more contextualized approach. Through focus groups, this study analyzes Hong Kong college men’s consumption of local sexual content in comparison to the transnational Japanese content an the way different relational contexts shape their consumption. Copyright © 2015 Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedialisierung und sexualisierung: Vom umgang mit körperlichkeit und verkörperungsprozessen im zuge der digitalisierung
EditorsJosef Christian AIGNER, Theo HUG, Martina SCHUEGRAF , Angela TILLMANN
Place of PublicationFachmedien Wiesbaden
PublisherSpringer
Pages189-206
ISBN (Print)9783658064266, 9783658064273
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Citation

Chan, L. S., & Liong, M. (2014). Consuming fantasy: Interpreting the media projection and the consumption of (Trans-)local sexual content among Hong Kong young men. In J. C. Aigner, T. Hug, M. Schuegraf, & A. Tillmann (Eds.), Medialisierung und sexualisierung: Vom umgang mit körperlichkeit und verkörperungsprozessen im zuge der digitalisierung (pp. 189-206). Fachmedien Wiesbaden: Springer.

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