Eating together multimodally: Collaborative eating in mukbang, a Korean livestream of eating

  title={Eating together multimodally: Collaborative eating in mukbang, a Korean livestream of eating},
  author={Hanwool Choe},
  journal={Language in Society},
  pages={171 - 208}
Abstract Mukbang is a Korean livestream where a host eats while interacting with viewers. The eater ‘speaks’ to the viewers while eating and the viewers ‘type’ to each other and to the eater through a live chat room. Using interactional sociolinguistics along with insights from conversation analysis (CA) studies, the present study examines how sociable eating is jointly and multimodally achieved in mukbang. Analyzing sixty-seven mukbang clips, I find that mukbang participants coordinate their… Expand
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