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Igniting the Internet: Youth and Activism in Postauthoritarian South Korea

Jiyeon Kang

Abstract

Igniting the Internet: Youth and Activism in Post-authoritarian South Korea takes up the new wave of South Korean youth activism that originated online in 2002 and continues today, focusing particularly on the cultural dynamics that have allowed the Internet to so rapidly bring issues to public attention and influence both domestic and international politics. The book examines a decade of youth-driven Internet activism in South Korea by combining analysis of online communities with ethnographic interviews to theorize the “cultural ignition process” – the mechanisms and implications of seemingl ... More

Keywords: South Korea, activism, Internet, youth, candlelight vigil, protest, nationalism, anti-Americanism, captivation, post-authoritarian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824856564
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824856564.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jiyeon Kang, author
University of Iowa

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