K-pop : popular music, cultural amnesia, and economic innovation in South Korea /

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Lie, John,


Oakland, California : University of California Press,, United States, p.241 pages ; 23 cm (2015)

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Economic aspects, History and criticism., Korea (South), Music and globalization, Popular music, Social aspects


Includes bibliographical references and index.Prelude -- How did we get here? -- Interlude -- Seoul calling -- Postlude -- Coda."K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South Korean economic and cultural transformations. John Lie provides not only a history of South Korean popular music--the premodern background, Japanese colonial influence, post-Liberation American impact, and recent globalization--but also a description of K-pop as a system of economic innovation and cultural production. In doing so, K-Pop delves into the broader background of South Korea that gave rise to K-pop in this wonderfully informed history and analysis of a pop culture phenomenon sweeping the globe"--Provided by publisher.