Written by Björn-Ole Kamm

「腐った」利用パターン:娯楽理論とボーイズラブ研究

Transnational Boys’ Love Fan Studies特集での論文Kazumi NagaikeとKatsuhiko Suganuma編集、 Transformative Works and Cultures、12号.

ボーズラブの利用と満足研究のための理論。

Focusing on the often neglected individual modes of consumption and ascriptions of meaning, I propose a theoretical and conceptual framework for the analysis of the diversity of the use and appropriation of the boys’ love (BL) genre. Within the framework of theories of media gratification, I bring together key elements of BL fandom, such as playing with masculinities, and central concepts of entertainment research. To assess these concepts’ appropriateness and to do justice to the transnational phenomenon that BL has become, I also consider qualitative interviews conducted in Japan and Germany. The gratifications sought and gained by BL fans (fujoshi and fudanshi, “rotten” girls and boys) vary, including the physiological (arousal), the social (exchange, belonging), the cognitive (parasocial interaction), and the aesthetic (immersion). My empirical findings highlight the diversity of BL use, while my conceptual framework additionally works as a reference for a comparison of these use patterns and other media preferences as well as global trends of media consumption.

Link: Journal Transformative Works & Cultures

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