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Broken VoicesPostcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea's Central Folksong Traditions$
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Roald Maliangkay

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780824866655

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824866655.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Mimicry and Adaptation

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(p.149) Conclusion
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Broken Voices
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Roald Maliangkay

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824866655.003.0006

Folksong traditions have come to be promoted as the valuable property of the Korean people as a whole, including the growing number of Koreans born overseas. While the direct recollection of the colonial experience is waning, the changes it has effected in the three genres—the substitution of “authenticity” with popular, iconic appeal—may be permanent. Rather than being threatened by the loss of authenticity, however, folksongs retain their appeal, albeit for arguably less practical and more political reasons, such as tourism, nostalgia, and community pride.

Keywords:   postcolonialism, folksong, heritage, airport art, preservation, K-pop, icon, nostalgia, tourism, gender

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