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Digital Mediascapes in Digital Media and Culture in Asia

1st Edition

By Kyong Yoon


184 pages

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pub: 2019-10-31
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Drawing on vivid ethnographic field studies of youth on the transnational move, across Seoul, Toronto, and Vancouver, this book examines transnational flows of Korean youth and their digital media practices.

This book explores how digital media is integrated into various forms of transnational life and imagination, focusing on young Koreans and their digital media practices. By combining theoretical discussion and in depth empirical analysis, the book provides engaging narratives of transnational media fans, sojourners, and migrants. Each chapter illustrates a form of mediascape, in which transnational Korean youth culture and digital media are uniquely articulated. This perceptive research offers new insights into the transnationalization of youth cultural practices, from K-pop fandom to smartphone-driven storytelling. 

A transnational and ethnographic focus makes this book the first of its kind, with an interdisciplinary approach that goes beyond the scope of existing digital media studies, youth culture studies, and Asian studies. It will be essential reading for scholars and students in media studies, migration studies, popular culture studies, and Asian studies.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction: Transnational Youth and Digital Media
  2. Digital Mediascape of the Korean Otaku
  3. Digital Mediascape of the Korean Wave
  4. Digital Mediascape of "Global Experiences"
  5. Digital Mediascape of Transnational Families
  6. Digital Mediascape of Diaspora
  7. Conclusion: Youth as Cultural Translators

About the Author

Kyong Yoon is an associate professor of cultural studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. He has published widely on digital media, migration, and youth culture in international journals, including New Media & Society, Popular Music & Society, and International Journal of Communication.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia

This book series explores Asian culture and digital technologies in a socio-economic, cultural, and technological context. It focuses on not only the celebratory achievement of local popular culture through the analysis of media texts, but also the significance of social milieu in the development of local digital technologies. Books in this series emphasize the economic and industrial aspects of popular culture and digital culture to articulate the relationship between cultural industries, the global market, and government, acknowledging that digital technologies and culture are fundamentally altering the ways in which we communicate.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Internet / General
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies