The Dynamics of Finding Identity as Feminine Figure in Beautiful Boxer

Wijaya, Maria V. F and Prihanto, Sutyas and Luik, Jandy E (2010) The Dynamics of Finding Identity as Feminine Figure in Beautiful Boxer. Anima, Indonesian Psychological Journal , 25 (2). pp. 131-141. ISSN 0215-0158

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    The Beautiful Boxer Film portrays a man’s life journey who struggles with his gender identity and internal conflict. This man works as a Thailand boxer which is closed with masculinity while he has a feminine soul. This research aims to answer the questions: how is the adaptation process with his gender identity conflict, the role of social support, and coping efforts which was done related to the conflict and the meaning of muay thai for him. Semiotic method was adopted to answer those questions. This research has begun with interpreting the visual codes in several scenes of the movie which reflect any symbols. Highlights in this research are: the man’s life process revealing his struggles to find his identity, the role of social support, the combination of three coping methods (seeking support, restructuring, and taking active steps), and the changing of muay thai value, from economics, personal and virtues to spiritual.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Communication > Mass Media
    Divisions: Faculty of Communication Science > Communication Science Department
    Depositing User: Jandy E. Luik M.A.Comms
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 14:37
    Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014 14:37
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/16784

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