The Korean Wave

Korean Popular Culture in Global Context

Editors: Kuwahara, Y. (Ed.)

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The rise in popularity of South Korean entertainment and culture began and is promoted as an official policy of the Korean government to revive the country's economy. This study examines cultural production and consumption, glocalization, the West versus. Asia, global race consciousness, and changing views of masculinity and femininity.

About the authors

Crystal S. Anderson, Elon University, USA Young Eun Chae, University of Chicago, USA Hyejung Ju, Claflin University, USA Jennifer Jung-Kim, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Claire Seungeun Lee, National University of Singapore Chuyun Oh, University of Texas at Austin, USA Myoung-Sun Song, University of Southern California, USA Sherri L. Ter Molen, Wayne State University, USA John Walsh, Shinawatra University, Thailand

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"Yasue Kuwahara and her collaborators add profusely to the burgeoning literature about the Korean Wave, fielding questions and systematically answering them, on aspects such as global audiences, hegemonic relationships with the United States and Japan through Korean popular culture, glocalization, and government promotional policies. Their multidisciplinary and case study approaches to the study of Korean films, TV dramas, music, and social media, expressed in readable prose and filled with anecdotes and first-hand research, make this a very important contribution to communication and cultural studies." - John A. Lent, publisher and editor-in-chief of International Journal of Comic Art

"The Korean Wave offers an illuminating view into the world of Korean popular culture. Sometimes provocative, sometimes surprising, but always clear-sighted, each author offers an essay that stands well on its own but that also contributes to a scholarly, informative, and captivating volume. Yasue Kuwahara is to be commended for editing a collection that will appeal to scholars across disciplines, both those new to Korean popular culture and those who are well versed." - Jimmie Manning, Associate Professor, Communication, Northern Illinois University, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kuwahara, Yasue

    Pages 1-9

  • Hallyu

    Walsh, John

    Pages 13-31

  • Transformations of the Korean Media Industry by the Korean Wave: The Perspective of Glocalization

    Ju, Hyejung

    Pages 33-51

  • The Politics of the Dancing Body: Racialized and Gendered Femininity in Korean Pop

    Oh, Chuyun

    Pages 53-81

  • My Sassy Girl

    Jung-Kim, Jennifer

    Pages 85-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Korean Wave
Book Subtitle
Korean Popular Culture in Global Context
Editors
  • Y. Kuwahara
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35028-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137350282
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35027-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46832-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 243
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