The political economy of the global mediascape: The case of the South Korean film industry

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Abstract

The role of agencies and institutions, especially state involvement in the media and communication sector in an age of globalization, has been controversial for communication scholars. By contrast, my aim is to provide a fuller understanding of the political economy of a national, as well as global mediascape, and to offer a more nuanced analysis of the role of the state in global and local cultural transformations, through careful attention to the case study of South Korean film industry. Specifically, I examine interventions by the state in transforming the scene of the (trans)national mediascape, focusing on its discursive strategies, policies, regulations and other initiatives. I argue that development or social changes are negotiated in a manner more complex than is typically acknowledged by globalization scholars (from the left or right), and in ways that aim to reflect local social conditions and needs, and sometimes succeed in doing so.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)873-889
Number of pages17
JournalMedia, Culture and Society
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008 Nov 1

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Keywords

  • Globalization
  • Korean wave
  • Mediascape
  • Political economy of communication
  • State cultural policy
  • State discourse

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In: Media, Culture and Society, Vol. 30, No. 6, 01.11.2008, p. 873-889.

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