Abstract

This essay examines the phenomenon of the return of transnational adoptees to Korea, as represented in the popular media. I argue that television shows and films melodramatize adoptees' narratives to produce new narratives that promote the idea of a globalized South. The essay contexualizes this process of melodramatization within Hallyu, a contemporary renaissance in Korean arts and entertainment.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 151-166
Launched on MUSE
2010-06-12
Open Access
No
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