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Forthcoming Korean Culture & Society Books

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  1. Trafficking Women in Korea

    Filipina migrant entertainers

    By Sallie Yea

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    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...

    To Be Published March 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    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...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea

    The Leader State

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    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...

    To Be Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    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...

    To Be Published June 18th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Changing Face of Korean Cinema

    Planet Hallyuwood

    By Brian Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This book examines the ways in which South Korean cinema has undergone a transformation from an antiquated local industry in the 1960s into a thriving international cinema in the 21st century. Yecies and Shim propose the notion of a 'cinema of perseverance', paying attention to the...

    To Be Published October 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Nouveau-riche Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Korea

    By Gil-Soo Han

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    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. The aim of this book is to describe and explain the experiences of discrimination and racism that foreigners and ‘new’ Koreans...

    To Be Published November 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles and Ethical Consumption

    Edited by Tania Lewis, Tripta Chandola

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural-urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns...

    To Be Published November 29th 2015 by Routledge

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