K-popscape : gender fluidity and racial hybridity in transnational Korean pop dance

dc.contributor.advisorRossen, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJones, Joni L.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBonin Rodriguez, Paulen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmith, Cheriseen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHindman, Heatheren
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOh, Youjeongen
dc.creatorOh, Chuyunen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-13T16:49:43Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-13T16:49:43Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2015en
dc.date.updated2015-10-13T16:49:43Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractAnalyzing bodily representation and audience reception, my dissertation examines (a) how racial hybridity and gender fluidity in Korean pop (K-pop) music performances challenge racialized gender norms in the West, such as feminine/masculine, white/black, heterosexual/homosexual, and colonial mimicry/contemporary minstrelsy, and (b) how colonial history influences East Asian and Western audiences’ different understandings of cultural appropriation and engenders intercultural (mis) communication on a global stage. Drawing on theories from theatre, dance, and performance studies, gender studies, critical race studies, media studies, and Asian studies, I offer close readings of dancers’ bodies, movements, and choreographies as well as audiovisual contents in select K-pop music videos. I also analyze audience reception from media coverage to global fans’ online comments around the world to see both local and global implications of K-pop. In their videos, K-pop performers move between enacting and negating whiteness, blackness, Asianness, and Koreanness with their fluid gender representations. I argue that these complex, intersectional, and often contradictory stagings, which I call K-popscape, are unreadable in the West due to the pervasiveness (and limitations) of stereotypes about Asian Americans.en
dc.description.departmentTheatre and Danceen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T23895en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/31700en
dc.subjectSouth Koreaen
dc.subjectK-popen
dc.subjectPopular cultureen
dc.subjectRaceen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectPerformanceen
dc.subjectAudienceen
dc.subjectHybridityen
dc.subjectGlobalizationen
dc.titleK-popscape : gender fluidity and racial hybridity in transnational Korean pop danceen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentTheatre and Danceen
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatreen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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