Hong Kong University’s Dr Tommy Tse continued the international theme of CMCI’s research seminars with a presentation on fashion and “prosumption” in China and Korea.
A specialist in East Asia’s media and cultural industries, Tommy (pictured) presented his research on the way in which production and consumption are increasingly interrelated in society, and the suggestion that this leads to the increased power of the consumer.
However, Dr Tse challenged the theoretical assumption that all types of ‘prosumer’ become directly empowered -especially by digital technology and that they actually have an equal opportunity to participate in the production process.
Tommy Tse is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at The University of Hong Kong. His presentation concludes CMCI’s autumn research seminar series: We start again in the new year with David Buckingham, Emeritus Professor in Media and Communications at Loughborough University, and a Visiting Professor at King’s, who will talk about “Growing up Modern: Writing the history of childhood, youth and popular culture since 1945.” This will take place on Wednesday, January 30th from 16.00-18.00, in room G.01, Norfolk Building, Stand Campus. All are welcome.