The International Center for Korean Studies, Kyujanggak, Seoul National University is hosting a booktalk series, which introduces a work in Korean studies to facilitate the exchange of views and information among scholars. We will have our 9th booktalk via ZOOM on December 15, 10AM (KST). If you would like to join, please register at https://forms.gle/JHP3TFnWcZefFfYh7. Please write your full name and affiliation correctly on the Google Form. We will send you the details you need to log in one day in advance. Thanks in advance!
About the Book: Digital Mediascapes of Transnational Korean Youth Culture, Routledge (2020)
Drawing on ethnographic field studies of youth on the transnational move, across Seoul, Toronto, and Vancouver, this book examines transnational flows of Korean youth and their digital media practices.
This book explores how digital media are integrated into various forms of transnational life and imagination, focusing on young Koreans’ engagement with digital culture. By combining theoretical discussion and empirical analysis, the book offers narratives of transnational media fans, sojourners, and migrants. Each chapter illustrates a form of mediascape, in which transnational Korean youth culture and digital media are uniquely articulated. This research offers new insights into the transnationalization of youth cultural practices, from K-pop fandom to smartphone-driven storytelling.
About the Author:
Kyong Yoon is an associate professor of cultural studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada. His research interest includes digital media, migration, and Korean popular culture. He has recently been working on a new book project titled The Korean Wave in Korean-Canadian Youth Culture.