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Combining global, media, and cultural studies, this book analyzes the success of Hallyu, or the "e;Korean Wave"e; in the West, both at a macro and micro level, as an alternative pop culture globalization. This research investigates the capitalist ecosystem (formed by producers, institutions and the state), the soft power of Hallyu, and the reception among young people, using France as a case study, and placing it within the broader framework of the 'consumption of difference.'Seen by French fans as a challenge to Western pop culture, Hallyu constitutes a material of choice for understanding the cosmopolitan apprenticeships linked to the consumption of cultural goods, and the use of these resources to build youth's biographical trajectories.The book will be relevant to researchers, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students in sociology, cultural studies, global studies, consumption and youth studies.
By examining cultural consumption, tastes and imaginaries as a means of relating to the world, this book describes the effects of globalization on young people from an aesthetic and cultural perspective. It employs the concept of aesthetico-cultural cosmopolitanism to analyse the emergence of an aesthetic openness to alterity as a new generational "e;good taste"e;. Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth critically examines the consumption of cultural products and imaginaries that provide genuine insight into social change, particularly in regards to young people, who play the largest role in cultural circulation. This book will be of interest to students and academics across a wide range of readers, including cultural theorists, and students engaged in debates on cultural consumption, the globalization of culture and transnational aesthetic codes.
Les cultures juveniles nourrissent bien des fantasmes de part et d'autre de l'Atlantique : generations connectees, mondialisees, delaissant la culture classique... Cet ouvrage propose de passer au crible les mutations des cultures juveniles en France et au Quebec en invitant au dialogue des chercheurs de differentes generations, s'inspirant de traditions intellectuelles variees et presentant des recherches recentes. Quelles sont les transformations a l'oeuvre et de quels modeles explicatifs avons-nous besoin pour rendre compte de leurs multiples dimensions ? Quels sont les points de convergence et de divergence entre les diverses approches envisageables ? Ce dialogue restitue la forte dynamique de la rencontre entre jeune(s) et culture(s) et trace des pistes de reflexion prospective.