How to make a k-pop boy band

Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda, Samantha Y. Shao

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A creative collective, I'm Making A Boy Band (IMMABB) discuss the issues of postcolonialism and identity/gender politics surrounding the transnational circulation of K-pop by sharing their process of making a non-Korean K-pop idol group called EXP in New York in the form of an experimental how-to manual. They also talk about the possibilities of fandom in relation to feminism and sexuality by using an in-depth analysis of the K-pop industry as well as themselves whilst blurring the line between fine art and pop culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)943-968
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of American Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)
  • Social Sciences (all)


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