This essay is an ethnographic study of communication practices within the fujoshi community in Indonesia that analyses three main issues: how a women becomes a fujoshi, the practice of shipping as a communication phenomenon, and social stratification within the fujoshi community. Our analysis applies a qualitative ethnography approach. The results of our research yielded three conclusions. Firstly, a women becomes a fujoshi when she finds boys’ love content interesting and is attracted to the visual representations in boys’ love manga. Secondly, shipping is the practice of pairing two fictional male characters in a romantic relationship. Shipping fantasies are expressed in the form of fan art, fanfiction, and doujinshi (explicit manga made by fans). The third is the social stratification within the fujoshi community in which there are fujoshi whose are considered either upper or lower class. This research concludes that shipping as a communication phenomenon is not performed by an individual fujoshi but rather involves the fujoshi community as a whole. Through the practice of shipping, fujoshi develop their own distinctive, unique culture.
|Name||Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research|
|Conference||3rd International Conference on Vocational Higher Education (ICVHE 2018)|
|Period||2/08/18 → 4/08/18|
- ethnography of communication
- boys’ love