The Production of Erotica: Photobooks of Teenage Models in Hong Kong
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香港中文大學研究人員

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摘要This article examines the production of erotica in a Chinese cultural context. It takes the photo books featuring teenage models published in Hong Kong in 2010 as case studies in which a total of 2,205 photographs of teenage models were analyzed. In-depth interviews were conducted with six producers of these images. It was found that the set of erotic pictures was characterized by three distinctive features. First, they emphasized a look of innocence that suggested purity, fragility, and delicacy. Second, albeit being sexy and desirable, the girls were often presented as if they were unaware of their sexiness. The implication was that their sexiness was unintentional and, thus, the girls were not to blame. Finally, a sense of intimacy was purposefully built between the models and readers by constituting a direct gaze and presenting models as ordinary girls next door. All these echoed the emphasis of female chastity in Chinese culture. It appears that in Hong Kong, where sexuality issues often provoke debates, the producers of sexy images have benefited from media controversies. By heightening expectations of potential customers, they fuel the erotic imagination of the readers. The production of erotica is, hence, completed through a collaboration between teenage models, producers, marketers, and consumers.
著者Chu DN
期刊名稱JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH
詳細描述Ahead of print.
出版年份2013
月份10
日期1
卷號50
期次7
出版社ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
頁次653 - 663
國際標準期刊號0022-4499
語言英式英語
Web of Science 學科類別Psychology; Psychology, Clinical; PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL; Social Sciences - Other Topics; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY

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