This research figure out gender discourse which stored in Indonesian Boyband performance as one of the popular culture’s text. The concept of boyband comes in different ages by the nineties till nowadays. Boyband phenomenon within popular culture opens up a new and important questions about youth cultures and gender terms. Masculinities is a social construction toward cultural stereotype for being men. Researcher uses the theory of symbolic interactionism to discover as female being create the worlds of of the experience structured, and given meaning. The process of female’s perception while they become aware of objects and events which have been stored in male objects and also boyband. Research observes teenager female to interpret masculinities concept in general and specifically in Indonesian boyband. In this case, researcher use qualitative descriptive as the main method to discover the natural setting of research. Research have collected the data from depth interview, nonparticipants observation and library research. This research found, that female have constructed and claimed the masculinity from the symbolic interactionism. They have built based on normative identification and gender visualization of the significant others included their chores parents, peer groups and siblings. Moreover the childhood games and media effect have strengthen the concept of being male and masculine. Mostly teenager female assume averagely Indonesian boyband nowadays are merely not masculine. This caused the masculinity concept in a boyband can be found from the members of the boyband in body language from the choreography of dance, the way they sing a song, their facial expresion, hair style, and their clotes.
Yuyun Riani, Brawijaya University, Indonesia
Dyan Rahmiati, Brawijaya University, Indonesia
Aris Prasetyo, Brawijaya University, Indonesia
Stream: Media Studies
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