You call that music?! : Korean popular music through the generations /

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Routledge,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ; New York, United States, p.xvii, 124 pages ; (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00874815, (OCoLC)fst01071422, (OCoLC)fst01071460, Conflict of generations, Conflict of generations., fast, History and criticism., Korea, Korea., Popular music, Popular music., Social aspects, Social aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Generational Unity : Cause for Celebration? -- Grownups in the 1930s : Shocked by the New Pop Music -- Was Trot Really for Teens? -- Mambo Dancing in Mambo Pants : In the Aftermath of the Korean War -- American Standard Pop Patches Up Generational Differences : The Early 1960s -- The Late 1960s : A Period of Easing Generational Conflict -- Trot Lifts the Spirits-But Wait, Is It Japanese?! -- The Explosion of Generational Conflict : Youth Culture -- Decadent Acoustic Guitars and "Backwards" Ppongjjak Collide -- Cho Yong-pil Brings Generations Together -- The Seoul Olympics, Globalization, and "Underground" Music -- The 1990s : The Era of Seo Taiji and Generational Conflict -- Reversal, Resistance, and . . . ? -- Epilogue. When Will an Age of Conflict Come Again?"You Call That Music?!: Korean Popular Music Through the Generations provides a critical overview of the history of Korean popular music from 1920 to the 2000s from the perspective of cultural history. First published in Korean in 2017 by one of the best-known critics, Lee Young-Mee, this book is a timely and much-needed source of information on Korean popular music of the past hundred years. Through this English translation, readers are able to make meaningful connections between specific forms of Korean popular music of various periods and the contemporaneous Korean social and political circumstances. Structured around the central theme of generational conflict, the book provides readers with an accessible way to engage with Korea's social history and a greater understanding of how specific musical works, genres and styles fit into that history. Its strong narrative force helps illuminate the connections between modern Korean social history and the particular trends of musical production and their reception through the decades. You Call That Music?! is an invaluable resource for those researching and studying Korean popular music specifically as well as Korea's cultural and social history"--