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Title:Toward a Cultural History in the Korean Present: Locating the Cultural Politics of the Everyday
Author(s):Lee, Keehyeung
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Denzin, Norman K.
Department / Program:Communication
Discipline:Communication
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Sociology, Theory and Methods
Abstract:The aim of this thesis is to explore the complex and messy terrain of Korean cultural studies by working through and articulating a number of explanatory frameworks and problematics---in particular, the cultural politics of theory, the national-popular culture, the urban place/space, and the increasing effects of globalization as a powerful discourse and lived process in South Korea. In the dissertation, I chart and assess how different groups of Korean intellectuals have attempted to come to grips with the radical recomposition of culture, politics, and society in post-authoritarian Korea by selectively mobilizing various theoretical frameworks largely borrowed from Anglo-American cultural studies. In particular, in situating the explosion of a variety of cultural criticism and cultural studies, I analyze the ways local practitioners in cultural studies have labored and struggled to define "cultural politics [munhwa jungchihak]" and taken it as an emergent---at the same time agonizingly elusive---intellectual concern and new base for critical and imaginative intervention into "everyday life."
Issue Date:2002
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:200 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87506
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3070361
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2002


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