publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

The Intimacy of Distance: South Korean Cinema and the Conditions of Capitalist Individuation

Kim, Jisung Catherine;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
In The Intimacy of Distance, I reconceive the historical experience of capitalism's globalization through the vantage point of South Korean cinema. According to world leaders' discursive construction of South Korea, South Korea is a site of "progress" that proves the superiority of the free market capitalist system for "developing" the so-called "Third World." Challenging this contention, my dissertation demonstrates how recent South Korean cinema made between 1998 and the first decade of the twenty-first century rearticulates South Korea as a site of economic disaster, ongoing historical trauma and what I call impassible "transmodernity" (compulsory capitalist ...
free text keywords: Film studies, Asian studies, Asian American studies, capitalism, globalization, Korean film, melodrama, South Korean Cinema, Transnational film
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