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Jung, Sun: Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption. Yonsama, Rain, Oldboy, K-Pop Idols. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Univ. Press, 2011. (232 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9789888028672
BibTeX citation key: Jung2011
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Oldboy", Adaption, Comic-Verfilmung, Korea, Manhwa
Creators: Jung
Publisher: Hong Kong Univ. Press (Hong Kong)
Abstract
South Korean masculinities have enjoyed dramatically greater influence in recent years in many realms of pan-Asian popular culture, which travels freely in part because of its hybrid trans-nationalistic appeal. This book investigates transcultural consumption of three iconic figures—the middle-aged Japanese female fandom of actor Bae Yong-Joon, the Western online cult fandom of the thriller film Oldboy, and the Singaporean fandom of the pop-star Rain. Through these three specific but hybrid contexts, the author develops the concepts of soft masculinity, as well as global and postmodern variants of masculine cultural impacts. In the concluding chapter, the author also discusses recently emerging versatile masculinity within the transcultural pop production paradigm represented by K-pop idol boy bands.

Table of Contents

List of Figures (viii)
Notes on the Usage of the Korean Language (ix)

1.  Korean Popular Culture and Transcultural Consumption: Globalized Desires between “Ours and Others” (1)
2.  Bae Yong-Joon, Soft Masculinity, and Japanese Fans: Our Past Is in Your Present Body (35)
3.  Rain, Global Masculinity, and Singaporean Fans: Fly Anywhere, Click Anytime (73)
4.  Oldboy, Postmodern Masculinity, and Western Fandom on Film Review Websites: Time between Dog and Wolf (119)
5.  K-Pop Idol Boy Bands and Manufactured Versatile Masculinity: Making Chogukjeok Boys (16)

Appendix (171)
Notes (173)
List of Media Productions (185)
References (189)
Index (213)


  
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