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K-Pop Fans React : Hybridity and the White Celebrity-Fan on YouTube

  title={K-Pop Fans React : Hybridity and the White Celebrity-Fan on YouTube},
  author={OH DAVIDC.},
Reaction videos by White celebrity-fans of K-pop reveal hybridity’s formations in the global reception of K-pop in the West. A deeply understudied genre of YouTube, the reaction video needs scholarly attention. This article reveals that White celebrity-fans produce YouTube reaction texts that perform limited hybridity. Their hybridity is open to the symbolic meanings of K-pop texts and resistive practices demonstrated through deep commitments to non-White music and performers, but it is… 

White-expat-fans’ performing K-pop Other on YouTube

ABSTRACT White Canadian Simon and Martina Stawski’s Eat Your Kimchi vlog complicates the interpretation of YouTube fandom as counter-hegemonic. Combining performance studies and media studies, we

Transnational fandom in the making: K-pop fans in Vancouver

  • Kyong Yoon
  • Sociology, Business
    International Communication Gazette
  • 2018
This study examines how young people become, and feel about being, K-pop fans in a Western context, which is geographically and culturally distant from K-pop's place of origin. Drawing on qualitative

Consuming the Contra-Flow of K-pop in Spain

ABSTRACT South Korean idol pop music (K-pop) has been circulated transnationally and has attracted fans globally. Drawing on qualitative interviews with K-pop fans in Spain, this article explores how

“Rory played the greens, not the blues”: expressions of Irishness on the Rory Gallagher YouTube channel

ABSTRACT This study explores expressions of Irishness by fans on the official YouTube channel of the Irish blues/rock singer and guitarist Rory Gallagher. Drawing upon a dataset of some 500 comments,

Imag(in)ing the post-national television fan: Counter-flows and hybrid ambivalence in Dramaworld

In 2016, Viki.com and Netflix added the web drama Dramaworld to their libraries. The move represents a digital and transnational shift in programming and production. Co-produced by China's Jetavana

“They were having so much fun, so genuinely . . .”: K-pop fan online affect and corroborated authenticity

The article argues that the experience of “liveness” is central to the process through which fans feel emotionally close to their K-pop idols and this facilitates investment by fans in emotional interactions “in real life” with other fans.

Diasporic Korean Audiences of Hallyu in Vancouver, Canada

This study analyzes how diasporic audiences engage with the transnational flows of Korean media and popular culture (Hallyu). Drawing on in-depth interviews with young Korean Canadian audience

Best of both worlds or refusal to comply? The rich kids of Tehran on Instagram

ABSTRACT This article offers a textual analysis and semiotic reading of the Rich Kids of Tehran's (RKOT’s) Instagram page. Contributing to scholarship on Iranian youth media practices, this article

Doing participatory fandom through trans‑scripting

This article examines trans-scripting in transnational, multilingual fandom on Sina Weibo, the largest Chinese microblogging site. Taking one of the most popular Korean pop music (K-pop) bands named

Unpacking K-pop in America: The Subversive Potential of Male K-pop Idols’ Soft Masculinity

Through an in-depth analysis of American fans of K-pop boy bands, this study explores the racial implication of the popularity of male K-pop idols whose performance of masculinity is different from



Hallyu Across the Desert: K-pop Fandom in Israel and Palestine

This study examines the role that fan communities in Israel and Palestine play in the transcultural dissemination of Korean popular music, or “K-pop.” Based on in-depth interviews with fans, a survey

Media, Celebrities, and Social Influence: Identification With Elvis Presley

The extensive reach of popular culture through global communication systems has given rise to the international celebrity. This study provides insight into the powerful influence that celebrities can

You Know You Love Me

In this paper, I analyse young women's video remixes of the teen drama Gossip Girl. With its emphasis on glamour, style, and status and its interpellation of young female viewers as the ideal

Naturalizing Racial Differences Through Comedy: Asian, Black, and White Views on Racial Stereotypes in Rush Hour 2

In this paper, we examine the ideological implications of racial stereotypes in comedy through a textual and audience analysis of Rush Hour 2. Although Asian, Black, and White focus group

I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience

This article investigates how content producers navigate ‘imagined audiences’ on Twitter, talking with participants who have different types of followings to understand their techniques, including targeting different audiences, concealing subjects, and maintaining authenticity.

Patterns of Involvement in Television Fiction: A Comparative Analysis

This article analyses discussions of an episode of Dallas by focus groups of different ethnic origins in Israel and the United States. It identifies four rhetorical mechanisms by which viewers may

Enlightened Racism: The Cosby Show, Audiences, And The Myth Of The American Dream

* Introducing The Cosby Show * Television and Reality: How Real Is The Cosby Show? The Success of Cosby * Black Experience: Images, Illusions, and Social Class * Class and the Myth of the American

New Media, Old Racisms: Twitter, Miss America, and Cultural Logics of Race

This article examines the phenomenon of racist speech on social media, focusing on the controversy over racist tweets about the first Indian American Miss America, Nina Davuluri. The essay highlights

Virtually Multicultural: Trans-Asian Identity and Gender in an International Fan Community of a Japanese Star

This study explores, in particular, how participants defined their fan, gendered and cultural/global identities through their involvement with each other and with their favorite star, and negotiated as a group the complex process of virtual cross-cultural identity formation.

Different, Like Everyone Else: Stuff White People Like and the Marketplace of Diversity

This article explores Stuff White People Like (SWPL), a popular blog that has lampooned the cultural practices of a certain kind of bourgeoisie-bohemian White person since its inception in early