IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(4): 389-393 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.486

Rewriting Patriarchal Discourses in the Five Selected Articles of Sor-Jed's Beep-Sew-Hua-Chang, an Online Thai Star and Celeb Gossip Column

Pogkrong Boon-Long
AbstractBeep-Sew-Hua-Chang is a popular star and celebrity gossip column written by Sor-Jed, a pseudonymous writer who is famous among Thai internet users for her/his weekly satirical writings in Manager Online Newspaper. Sor-Jed’s articles notably provide a space for diversity of gender and sexuality; however, s/he has reproduced many patriarchal discourses, which affectedly suppressed the self-agency of individuals, especially women and the sexual marginalized. Significantly, the sexual discourses created by Sor-Jed are mainly aimed for the profit of media business on the internet, and Sor-Jed’s standpoint on working as a columnist who wildly told sexual stories to Thai society made her/his status in profession ambiguous and contradictory. This paper aims to analyze the production and meaning of sexual discourses in Sor-Jed’s writings, which cause the aforementioned effect, from five selected articles of hers/his that were published from the middle to the end of 2011, which are also the last five pieces of work s/he contributed online.

Index Terms—Online star and celeb gossip column, patriarchy, sexual discourse, Sor-Jed.

Pogkrong Boon-Long is with the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: dmtu1234@yahoo.co.th).

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Cite: Pogkrong Boon-Long, " Rewriting Patriarchal Discourses in the Five Selected Articles of Sor-Jed's Beep-Sew-Hua-Chang, an Online Thai Star and Celeb Gossip Column," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 389-393, 2015.

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