The Korean Popular Culture Reader

By: Kim, Kyung Hyun

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Over the past decade, Korean popular culture has become a global phenomenon. The "Korean Wave" of music, film, television, sports, and cuisine generates significant revenues and cultural pride in South Korea. "The Korean Popular Culture Reader" provides a timely and essential foundation for the study of "K-pop," relating the contemporary cultural landscape to its historical roots. The eighteen essays in this collection reveal the intimate connections of Korean popular culture, or "hallyu," to the peninsula's colonial and postcolonial histories, to the nationalist projects of the military dictatorship and the neoliberalism of twenty-first-century South Korea. Combining translations of seminal essays by Korean scholars on topics ranging from sports to colonial-era serial fiction with new work by scholars based in fields including literary studies, film and media studies, ethnomusicology, and art history, this collection expertly navigates the social and political dynamics that have shaped Korean cultural production over the past century.

"Contributors." Jung-hwan Cheon, Michelle Cho, Youngmin Choe, Steven Chung, Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Stephen Epstein, Olga Fedorenko, Kelly Y. Jeong, Rachael Miyung Joo, Inkyu Kang, Kyu Hyun Kim, Kyung Hyun Kim, Pil Ho Kim, Boduerae Kwon, Regina Yung Lee, Sohl Lee, Jessica Likens, Roald Maliangkay, Youngju Ryu, Hyunjoon Shin, Min-Jung Son, James Turnbull, Travis Workman

Title: The Korean Popular Culture Reader

Author Name: Kim, Kyung Hyun

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Duke University Press Books:

ISBN Number: 0822354888

ISBN Number 13: 9780822354888

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0822354888Z2

Description: 0822354888 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!