Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9888053639
  • ISBN-13: 9789888053636
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 221 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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This book investigates the transcultural consumption of hybrid South Korean masculinities in contemporary South Korean popular culture. It focuses on the Japanese middle-aged female fandom of an actor -- Bae Yong-Joon (aka. Yonsama) -- the middle class Singaporean female fandom of a pop-star Rain, and the Western online cult fandom of a film, Oldboy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
Notes on the Usage of the Korean Language.
1: Korean Popular Culture and Transcultural Consumption: Globalized Desires between “Ours and Others”.
2: Bae Yong-Joon, Soft Masculinity, and Japanese Fans: Our Past is in Your Present Body.
3: Rain, Global Masculinity, and Singaporean Fans: Fly Anywhere, Click Anytime.
4: Oldboy, Postmodern Masculinity, and Western Fandom on Film Review Websites: Time between Dog and Wolf.
5: K-Pop Idol Boy Bands and Manufactured Versatile Masculinity: Making Chogukjeok Boys.
List of Media Productions.