Unformatted text preview: magazines, bookstores Mobile technology-25.6 million cell phone users, Korea at end of 2008, in a population of 48.62 million, meaing 93% usage. 7 channels available on handphone, digital books and comics Comics (graphic novels)- Manhwa, Translations of Japanese mangas, Video Gaming- Star Craft “Contents” and animation Music- Kpop, girl groups boy bands, Korean Dramas Consumption- commerm, globalism, “fusion” cuisine, foreign chaings, Korean food aborad. What does Korean popular culture say about Korea today?...
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- Spring '08
- Literature, reunification glorifying masses, Dramas Consumption- commercialism