The cultural political economy of the Korean wave in East Asia: Implications for cultural globalization theories
In this article I examine the Korean Wave as an illustrative case of cultural globalization. I examine this new cultural phenomenon in light of the realignment of Korean media and cultural industries. The Korean Wave is a symptom of the discursive formation and practice of Korea's national cultural policy, which aims to advance Korea's global economic competitiveness by promoting innovation and expansion in the creative industries. I identify implications of the Korean Wave for critical theories of cultural globalization and for the Asian region in fostering or hindering regional cooperation and cultural diversity.
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Nam. (2013). The Cultural Political Economy of the Korean Wave in East Asia: Implications for Cultural Globalization Theories. Asian Perspective, 37(2), 209–231. https://doi.org/10.1353/apr.2013.0008