The growth of the Republic of Korea̕s wealth and democracy throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s have been well researched and documented.
However, much less is written about the extremely difficult and eventful process as the nation transformed itself into one of the world̕s leading technological and cultural leaders since then.
The book provides keen insight into the developmental histroy of the Republic of Korea as it willingly and sometimes reluctantly embraced the phenomena of globalization, spanning from the 1997 financial crisis to the international phenomenon of K-pop. Not only are the nation̕s policy choices documented in detail but also the overwhelming and arduous socio-cultural transformations endured by its people, as the nation moved on from being “coerced” by globalization to one that “leads.” The result is a fascinating comparative account of economic and social development in the late 20th and early 21st century as well as a compass for what side effects there may be as societies embrace globalization.
PART I. MAKING GLOBALIZATION
Chapter 1. Korea’s Globalization: Two Tales of Challenge and Opportunity
Chapter 2. Aftermath of the Financial Crisis: Restructuring, Betrayal, and Response
Chapter 3. History of Globalization: From Enthusiastic to Coercive and Mimetic globalization
Chapter 4. Theoretical Framework: Globalization and Development
PART II. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESTRUCTURING
Chapter 5. Corporate Reformulating: Governance Structure and Workplace
Chapter 6. Civil Society Responding: The Case of Minority Shareholders’ Movement
Chapter 7. Social Conflict Exploding
Chapter 8. Identity, Authority, and Trust Reshaping
PART III. GLOBALIZATION OF K-POP
Chapter 9. Manufacturing Creativity: Production, Performance, and Dissemination of K-pop
Chapter 10. From B2C to B2B: Selling Korean Pop Music in the Age of New Social Media
저자 : Gil-Sung Park
Park Gil-Sung is Professor of Sociology at Korea University, where he was Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. He has held visiting professorship at Harvard University, Washington University-St Louis, and adjunct Professorship at Utah State University. He served President of Korean Sociological Association and Founding Chairman of World Association for Hallyu Studies. He has authored or edited... more