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|Title:||Impact of the Korean Entertainment Industry on the University Life of Korean Heritage Students|
|Abstract:||My project is focused on finding out what Korean heritage students think of the effect the entertainment industry has on the daily life of Koreans at the University of Illinois and if this differs depending on where they were raised and if they like Korean entertainment. Discussion on how the Korean entertainment industry affects the people they hang out with and the way they dress/act. Finally, I will discuss how they believe the globalization of Korea makes it easier and more difficult for them to connect to non-Korean students depending on their interest or disinterest in the entertainment.|
|Course / Semester:||EALC 365 Spring 2012 Contemporary Korean Society
Instructor, Erica Vogel
In this course we explore important issues in the study of Contemporary Korean Society and ask how those themes can help us to better understand processes of globalization in East Asia and beyond. Although the Koreas are relatively small countries in Asia, as Michael Robinson writes, “They have played a disproportionately important role in the last hundred years of world history” (2007:1). Their history of colonialism, the Korean War, coming of age in the Cold War, and struggling to rise to the top of the global stage makes them a productive region of the world for thinking about themes such as globalization, nationalism, belonging and modernity. In the first half of the course we look at Korea’s global roots and see how North and South Korea have diverged in their struggle to modernize. In the second half of the course we focus on South Korea’s efforts to define its national identity, and in doing so, have caused many exceptional cases to emerge. We look at issues such as the Korean diaspora, immigration, plastic surgery, and how even as the desire for an English-language education forces South Koreans to travel abroad, the ‘Korean Wave’ of film, TV and music is hitting the shores of most countries in Asia (and worldwide) and has made Korea an enviable producer of global cultural products. We pair ethnographies, historical texts and anthropological articles focused on Korea with key texts in the anthropology of globalization. Additionally we use both documentary and feature film to analyze class themes.
|Peer Reviewed:||not peer reviewed|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2012-06-08|
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