Body in consumer culture: An analysis on Korean pop (K-pop) songs

Siswanti, Aris (2014) Body in consumer culture: An analysis on Korean pop (K-pop) songs. In: The 2nd ELITE International Conference, 10-11 October 2014, State Islamic College (STAIN) Palangka Raya Indonesia.

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Korean pop music has been a major force in Korean Wave—the expansion of South Korean popular culture to many countries—in the past years. It is popular for its fun tune and dance moves as well as interesting lyrics. K-pop artists are also well-known for their attractive and beautiful physical appearance, making them contemporary icons of beauty for people in many parts of the world. This study analyzes K-Pop songs in relevance to their contents referring to body and beauty in consumer culture. The songs are selected from the songs released in between January and August 2014 which are popular on Korean music charts or considered popular tracks of the albums. By analyzing the English lyrics and also referring to related contexts such as the visual aspects and socio-cultural aspects, this study discovers that the songs embody the concept of body in consumer culture, that body is the vehicle of desire and self-expression, and the ideal body must be young, beautiful, full of energy, fit, and fun.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: k-pop song, consumer culture, body, beauty
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Keguruan > Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa > Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Prodi Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 03:35
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 03:39

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