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Author Jung, Sun, 1972-

Title Korean masculinities and transcultural consumption : Yonsama, Rain, Oldboy, K-Pop idols / Sun Jung
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (221 pages) : illustrations
Series TransAsia: screen cultures
TransAsia--screen cultures.
Contents Ch 1. Korean popular culture and transcultural consumption : globalized desires between "ours and others" -- ch 2. Bae Yong-Joon, soft masculinity, and Japanese fans : our past is in your present body -- ch 3. Rain, global masculinity, and Singaporean fans : fly anywhere, click anytime -- ch 4. Oldboy, postmodern masculinity, and western fandom on film review websites : time between dog and wolf -- ch 5. K-Pop idol boy bands and manufactured versatile masculinity : making Chogukjeok boys
Summary 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 horror film Oldboy, and the Singaporean fandom of the popstar Rain
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-212) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Rain, 1982-
Pae, Yong-jun, 1972-
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects.
Cross-cultural studies -- Korea (South)
Culture diffusion.
Fans (Persons) -- Psychology.
Intellectual life.
Masculinity in popular culture -- Korea (South)
Masculinity -- Korea.
Men in popular culture -- Korea.
Popular culture and globalization.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789888053636 (electronic bk.)
9888053639 (electronic bk.)