Using digitally distributed vulgar comedy to reach young men with information about healthy sexual development
McKee, Alan, Walsh, Anthony, & Watson, Anne-Frances (2014) Using digitally distributed vulgar comedy to reach young men with information about healthy sexual development. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy, pp. 128-137.
Focus groups show that young men do not have available to them the same resources to learn about healthy sexual development as do young women. A collaborative project led by a leading provider of sexuality education aimed to reach young men with information about healthy sexual development by using a genre that focus groups showed they favoured - vulgar comedy. This project raised two important issues. First, comedy is ambivalent - it is by definition not serious or worthy. This challenges health communication, which traditionally favours the clear presentation of correct information. Second, vulgarity can be challenging to the institutions of health communication, which can be concerned that it is inappropriate or offensive. This article addresses these issues and reports on the materials that emerged from the project.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 University of Queensland : School of English, Media Studies & Art History|
|Deposited On:||08 Jan 2015 03:45|
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