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The Korean Wave: Korean Media Go Global
     

The Korean Wave: Korean Media Go Global

by Youna Kim
 

ISBN-10: 0415712793

ISBN-13: 9780415712798

Pub. Date: 11/21/2013

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Since the late 1990s South Korea has emerged as a new center for the production of transnational popular culture - the first instance of a major global circulation of Korean popular culture in history. Why popular (or not)? Why now? What does it mean socially, culturally and politically in a global context?

This edited collection considers the Korean Wave in a

Overview

Since the late 1990s South Korea has emerged as a new center for the production of transnational popular culture - the first instance of a major global circulation of Korean popular culture in history. Why popular (or not)? Why now? What does it mean socially, culturally and politically in a global context?

This edited collection considers the Korean Wave in a global digital age and addresses the social,
cultural and political implications in their complexity and paradox within the contexts of global inequalities and uneven power structures. The emerging consequences at multiple levels - both macro structures and micro processes that influence media production, distribution, representation and consumption - deserve to be analyzed and explored fully in an increasingly global media environment.

This book argues for the
Korean Wave's double capacity in the creation of new and complex spaces of identity that are both enabling and disabling cultural diversity in a digital cosmopolitan world.

The Korean Wave
combines theoretical perspectives with grounded case studies in an up-to-date and accessible volume ideal for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of Media and Communications, Cultural Studies, Korean Studies and Asian
Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415712798
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/21/2013
Series:
Internationalizing Media Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Korean Media in a Digital Cosmopolitan World Youna Kim Part I: Power and Politics of the Global 1. Soft Power and the Korean Wave Joseph Nye and Youna Kim 2. The Korean Wave as Method: Inter-Asian Referencing Koichi Iwabuchi 3. Reconfiguring Media and Empire Oliver Boyd-Barrett Part II: Popular Media and Digital Mobile Culture 4. Korean Wave Pop Culture in the Global Internet Age: Why Popular? Why Now? Youna Kim 5. For the Eyes of North Koreans? Politics of Money and Class in Boys Over Flowers Suk-Young Kim 6. K-pop Female Idols in the West: Racial Imaginations and Erotic Fantasies Eun-Young Jung 7. Negotiating Identity and Power in Transnational Cultural Consumption: Korean American Youths and the Korean Wave Jung-Sun Park 8. Digitization and Online Cultures of the Korean Wave: "East Asian" Virtual Community in Europe Sang-Yeon Sung 9. Hybridization of Korean Popular Culture: Films and Online Gaming Dal Yong Jin 10. K-pop Dance Trackers and Cover Dancers: Global Cosmopolitanization and Local Spatialization Liew Kai Khiun Part III: Perspectives Inside/Outside 11. Cultural Policy and the Korean Wave: From National Culture to Transnational Consumerism Hye-Kyung Lee 12. Re-Worlding Culture?: YouTube as a K-pop Interlocutor Kent A. Ono and Jungmin Kwon 13. The Korean Wave as a Cultural Epistemic Anandam Kavoori 14. The Korean Wave and "Global Culture" Yudhishthir Raj Isar

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