Stancetaking and the Hong Kong Girl in a shifting heterosexual marketplace

  title={Stancetaking and the Hong Kong Girl in a shifting heterosexual marketplace},
  author={M. Agnes Kang and Katherine Chen},
  journal={Discourse \& Society},
  pages={205 - 220}
A penchant for luxury goods, insistence on a boyfriend who pays, and any opportunity to be the center of attention have all been described as characteristic of a ‘Kong Girl’ since the mid-2000s. In this article, we explore the social relevance of the popular stereotype by examining the role of stancetaking in online forum discussions. Focusing on a 2005 incident involving ‘Jenny’, who was later described as the ‘Kong Girl’ prototype, we show how forum participants try to come to terms with the… 

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