K-Pop nationalism: Celebrities and acting blackface in the Korean media

@article{Han2015KPopNC,
  title={K-Pop nationalism: Celebrities and acting blackface in the Korean media},
  author={G. Han},
  journal={Continuum},
  year={2015},
  volume={29},
  pages={16 - 2}
}
  • G. Han
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Continuum
Growing internet exposure of Korean media and popular culture has highlighted a phenomenon common to Korea for more than 30 years: media celebrities ‘acting black’ for public consumption, while denying accusations of racism. This paper analyses the link between media representations of Korean nationalism and celebrity blackfacing by analysing recent blog and website debates on the phenomenon and argues a direct correlation to a form of Korean nouveau-riche nationalism. It looks at public… Expand
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