Local comics and formation of new Hong Kong localistic identity: A case study of “Teddy Boy”
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AbstractAfter the world-known Umbrella movement, the rising Hong Kong localistic identity becomes the focus of academic enquiry. Yet, the important role of media text in the formation of this local identity is seldom addressed. Given the hypothesis of the strong association between cultural product and cultural identity, there is room for arguing the possibility of mapping Hong Kong local identification into the consumption of local cultural product. Based on the textual analysis of a local comics “Teddy Boy” and the interview of the comics artist, this paper attempts to explore and examine the culture and nature of Hong Kong local identity as reflected in the comics. Referring to the du Gay et. al. ’s circuit of culture (1997), this paper further explores how this local identity is formed, legitimized, shared and represented by the imagined hero figure in the process of representation, production and consumption.
Acceptance Date31/07/2016
All Author(s) ListPun Lok Fai Boris
Name of ConferenceCrossroad in Cultural Studies Conference 2016
Start Date of Conference14/12/2016
End Date of Conference17/12/2016
Place of ConferenceSydney
Country/Region of ConferenceAustralia
Year2016
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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