Anthropology Club is on this coming Thursday, 7pm, at the TST History Museum. The monthly lectures are free – details and this subject below…
Internet Sex and Erotic Self-Display in Hong Kong – An Anthropological Talk by Katrien Jacobs
Thursday 18 October 2012, 7:00pm, Hong Kong Museum of History, Lecture Hall, Ground Floor, 100 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
The talk is based on theories of participatory ethnography and media activism. It assesses Internet sex as “cybertyping” by elaborating on the self-profiling methods of Chinese web users–their sexual transgressions and play with stereotypes of gender and ethnicity. It dissects the erotic imaging choices and correspondences of culturally diverse web users by means of selected case studies, in which the author functioned as participant observant and interviewer, or “coaxer”, of specific people and sex communities. The aim is not only to analyse changing social relations and inter-racial dating strategies, but also to show how researchers can use sexual subjectivity and online personalities to be emotive participants within internet sex environments.