The Korean Wave

Korean Popular Culture in Global Context

  • Yasue Kuwahara

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About this book


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.


culture economy identity memory politics transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasue Kuwahara
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Kentucky UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46832-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35028-2
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