South Korean Popular Culture And North Korea

March 12, 2019|
South Korean Popular Culture And North Korea by Youna Kim
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Over recent decades South Korea''s vibrant and distinctive populist culture has spread extensively throughout the world. This book explores how this "Korean wave" has also made an impact in North Korea. The book reveals that although South Korean media have to be consumed underground and unofficially in North Korea, they are widely watched and listened to. The book examines the ways in which this is leading to popular yearning in North Korea for migration, defecting to the South or for people to just become more like South Koreans. Overall, the book demonstrates that the soft power of the Korean wave is having an undermining impact on the hard, constraining cultural climate of North Korea.

Youna Kimis Professor of Global Communications at the American University of Paris, France, joined from the London School of Economics and Political Science where she had taught since 2004, after completing her PhD at the University of London, Goldsmiths College.Her books areWomen, Television and Everyday Life in Korea: Journeys of Hop...
Title:South Korean Popular Culture And North KoreaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:204 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inShipping dimensions:204 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inPublished:March 12, 2019Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1138477672

ISBN - 13:9781138477674

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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