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  • Nouveau-riche Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Korea

    A media narrative analysis

    By Gil-Soo Han

    The unprecedented economic success of South Korea since the 1990s has led in turn to a large increase in the number of immigrants and foreign workers in Korean industries. This book describes and explains the experiences of discrimination and racism that foreigners and ‘new’ Koreans have faced in a…

    Hardback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and…

    Hardback – 2015-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the…

    Hardback – 2015-04-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea

    The Leader State

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders’ personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily life. It can thus be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of leader symbols and the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Trafficking Women in Korea

    Filipina migrant entertainers

    By Sallie Yea

    Based on in-depth ethnographic work, this book presents a study of Filipinas trafficked to South Korea, focusing on women who entered South Korea as migrant entertainers and subsequently became deployed in exploitative work environments around US military bases there. It contributes to the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-26
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • De-Bordering Korea

    Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the Sunshine Policy

    Edited by Valérie Gelézeau, Koen De Ceuster, Alain Delissen

    As tensions remain on the Korean peninsula, this book looks back on the decade of improved inter-Korean relations and engagement between 1998 and 2008, now known as the ‘Sunshine Policy’ era. Moving beyond traditional economic and political perspectives, it explores how this decade of intensified…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Contemporary South Korean Society

    A Critical Perspective

    Edited by Hee-Yeon Cho, Lawrence Surendra, Hyo-Je Cho

    The growing importance of the Korean economy in the global arena and the spread of the so-called ‘Korean wave’ in Asia mean there is an increasing desire to understand contemporary Korean Society. To this end, this book provides a critical and progressive analysis of the diverse issues that impact…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Football in Asia

    History, Culture and Business

    Edited by Younghan Cho

    This book is the first comprehensive study on history, culture, and business of football in Asia. Football has been a symbol of the modern invention, a catalyst of local, national and regional identities, all time favourite among kids and youths, and even a harbinger for cultural globalization and…

    Hardback – 2014-11-27
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • K-pop – The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry

    Edited by JungBong Choi, Roald Maliangkay

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea’s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and…

    Hardback – 2014-09-08
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • The Korean Women's Movement and the State

    Bargaining for Change

    By Seung-kyung Kim, Kyounghee Kim

    This book asks what strategies women’s movements can employ to induce law and policy changes at the national level that will assist women’s equality without sacrificing their feminist energy, movement cohesiveness and core feminist commitments. The book takes up this question in order to emphasize…

    Hardback – 2013-12-12
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • The Korean Wave

    Korean Media Go Global

    Edited by Youna Kim

    Since the late 1990s South Korea has emerged as a new center for the production of transnational popular culture - the first instance of a major global circulation of Korean popular culture in history. Why popular (or not)? Why now? What does it mean socially, culturally and politically in a global…

    Paperback – 2013-11-04
    Routledge
    Internationalizing Media Studies

  • The Koreas

    2nd Edition

    By Charles K. Armstrong

    Presenting a succinct, historically informed introduction to North and South Korea, the second edition of The Koreas considers the radically different ways these countries have dealt with the growing challenges of globalization. Since the first edition’s publication, the economic, political, and…

    Paperback – 2013-08-25
    Routledge

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