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Hanguk hip hop global rap in South Korea

Book: English. Bibliographic reference
Author(s)
Song, Myoung-Sun
Title
Hanguk hip hop global rap in South Korea / Myoung-Sun Song
Publication
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Subjects
Freestyle Rap ; Hego Korea
Physical description
210 or.
Type of material
Book
ISBN / ISSN
978-3-030-15696-1 ; 978-3-030-15697-8 (eBook)
How has Hanguk (South Korean) hip hop developed over the last two decades as a musical, cultural, and artistic entity? How is hip hop understood within historical, sociocultural, and economic matrices of Korean society? How is hip hop represented in Korean media and popular culture? This book utilizes ethnographic methods, including fieldwork research and life timeline interviews with fifty-three influential hip hop artists, in order to answer these questions. It explores the nuanced meaning of hip hop in South Korea, outlining the local, global, and (trans)national flows of musical and cultural exchanges.

Throughout the chapters, Korean hip hop is examined through the notion of buran—personal and societal anxiety and uncertainty—and how it manifests in the dimensions of space and place, economy, cultural production, and gender. Ultimately, buran serves as a metaphoric state for Hanguk hip hop in that the genre continuously evolves within the conditions of Korean society. Iturria: Argitaratzailea.
1. We All Made Us: Historicizing Hanguk Hip Hop ...1
2. Made in Korea: Authenticity in Hanguk Hip Hop ...29
3. From Hongdae to Sinchon: Space and Place in Korean Hip Hop ...63
4. 2 Chainz & Rollies: Hip Hop as Self-Development Text in Neoliberal South Korea ...93
5 Idol Rapper: K-Pop and the Production of Authenticity ...121
6 Unpretty Rapstar: Gender and Representation in Korean Hip Hop ...145
7 We All Made History: Globalizing Hanguk Hip Hop ...171
Appendix: Biographical Information of Artists Interviewed for the Project ...175
Bibliography ...181
Index ...193