Korean Food Television and the Korean Nation

Author: Jaehyeon Jeong

Publisher: Lexington Books

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Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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This book examines the historical development of Korean food TV and its articulation of Koreanness in the era of globalization. Jaehyeon Jeong defines the evolution of Korean food TV as an outcome of the conjuncture between the television industry’s structural changes, the shift in food’s landscape and cultural legitimacy, and various sociocultural, political, and economic transformations. In addition, Jeong reveals how the state appropriates the banality of food to raise South Korea’s global image and how it utilizes domestic television to disseminate statist discourse of the nation. Understanding discourses of national cuisine as reflective of and formative of discourses of the nation, he argues that the growth of discourses of national cuisine is symptomatic of the struggle for nationness in a globalized world.

Imagining National Cuisine

Food, Media, and the Nation

Author: Jaehyeon Jeong

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Page: 324

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By reading food television as a cultural text, through which the nation is narrated and envisioned, this dissertation examines the evolution of Korean food television and its articulation of Koreanness in contemporary globalization. Theoretically, I suggests understanding the nation as a discourse or a regime of truth from the Foucauldian perspective. In order to bring Foucault's relativistic notion of truth into play, this dissertation employs Fairclough's three-dimensional approach for critical discourse analysis (CDA). Through this multi-dimensional approach, I aimed to conduct a thick description of Korean food television's discursive practice with regard to national cuisine and the Korean nation. My historical analysis of food television shows that an increased awareness of cultural others enhances a struggle for nation-ness. By unveiling the "Janus-faced" characteristic of the nation, which is constructed both against and through differences, this dissertation identifies the inextricable relationship between the nation and globalization, and the hierarchical integration processes inherent in cultural hybridization. Moreover, this research project reveals how the nation-state actively appropriates the banality of food and is involved in the production practices of the television industry in order to produce and disseminate hegemonic discourses on the nation, and to keep nationhood near the surface of everyday life. Through an investigation of the interplay between television texts and social conditions, my dissertation also explicates the socially-constructed and the socially-constitutive nature of media discourse, and enriches the discussion regarding the production cultures of the global television industries.

Communicating Food in Korea

Author: Jaehyeon Jeong

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Page: 278

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An in-depth investigation of the complex relationships among food, culture, and society in Korea, Communicating Food in Korea presents diverse interpretations of food's economic, political, and sociocultural relevance. Grounded in a variety of disciplines, the chapters research the ways food intersects with social issues in Korean society.

Korean Digital Diaspora

Transnational Social Movements and Diaspora Identity

Author: Hojeong Lee

Publisher: Lexington Books

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Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Through a critical examination of the Korean diaspora in transnational contexts as a case study, Korean Digital Diaspora: Transnational Social Movements and Diaspora Identity unmasks the process of how people of the diaspora have built social interactions and communication with others online, how they have orchestrated social movements, and finally, how they have narrated and reshaped their diaspora identities in their everyday lives. Utilizing an ethnographical approach, including in-depth interviews, participant observation, and a field study in New York City and Philadelphia, Hojeong Lee delineates how digital media technology has expanded into a new form of diaspora, digital diaspora, within the Korean diaspora community, and how it has mobilized the social movements of Korean diaspora members. Accordingly, Korean diaspora members have begun to imagine their community as a transnational global diaspora. Korean Digital Diaspora concludes with an analysis of how the changed attitudes of diaspora members have also influenced how they define themselves and how they are reshaping their diaspora identities. This multi-site, three-year study reveals the nexus of media, individuals, and society, highlighting the transnational social movements of diaspora members.

Korean Wild Geese Families

Gender, Family, Social, and Legal Dynamics of Middle-Class Asian Transnational Families in North America

Author: Hwa Lee Se

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Korean Wild Geese Families explores gender, family, social, and legal dynamics of Korean “wild geese” families in North America throughout transnational separation. To analyze these dynamics, Se Hwa Lee analyzes themes of women’s empowerment, housework patterns, spousal relationships, intensive mothering, transnational fathering, and reunification.

Understanding Korean Americans’ Mental Health

A Guide to Culturally Competent Practices, Program Developments, and Policies

Author: Anderson Sungmin Yoon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Psychology

Page: 408

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The first of its kind, this book helps readers better understand Korean American mental health issues and their ongoing implications. The editors offer culturally competent practices, program developments, and policies that will better address the Korean Americans who are dealing with mental health issues.

Digital Media, Online Activism, and Social Movements in Korea

Author: Hojeong Lee

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Page: 424

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Digital Media, Online Activism, and Social Movements in Korea studies online activism and its impacts on society by highlighting how various forms of social movements have been mobilized in Korea. This book analyzes how people have utilized the development of digital media to facilitate social movements and effect change.

From Sweatshop to Fashion Shop

Korean Immigrant Entrepreneurship in the Argentine Garment Industry

Author: Jihye Kim

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Based on archival investigation and ethnographic research conducted in Argentina, From Sweatshop to Fashion Shop illustrates the ways that Korean entrepreneurs have availed themselves of opportunities, strategies and resources to develop their businesses in the Argentine garment industry amidst continual social and economic disruptions.

Pachappa Camp

The First Koreatown in the United States

Author: Edward T. Chang

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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Pachappa Camp: The First Koreatown in the United States proves through new research that Dosan Ahn Chang Ho established the first Koreatown in the United States in Riverside, California in 1905. Pachappa Camp studies the development of the camp and the lives of its residents.

National Image

China’s Communication of Cultural Symbols

Author: Xiangfei Meng

Publisher: Springer Nature

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Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 650

This book introduces researchers, students and the general public to an intriguing phenomenon at the intersection of diverse fields: national branding. In particular, it uses representative cases particularly to show how China responded to major challenges, not only in the distant past, but also especially in our hectic age of national image construction. By pursuing an interdisciplinary, socio-historical approach, the book sheds new light on the role of cultural symbols in national image building. As such, readers will learn how China has exploited its “black-and-white” tradition – calligraphy and painting – in the construction of a national image.