Korean Nationalism and Transnational Sports

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Rachael Joo, Cultural and Social Anthropology

Date and Time

November 2, 2001 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Availability

Open to the public.

No RSVP required

Location

Philippines Conference Room

In recent years, Koreans playing in mass-mediated sports, such as Major League Baseball and the LPGA, have become important sites of transnational ethnic imagining for Koreans in the United States. Mass-mediated transnational sports are a powerful mode through which Korean nationalisms are produced outside the boundaries of the nation. This seminar will be a workshop discussion of the possibilities and problematics of investigating the production of Korean nationalist identities in an era of global flows of people, commodities, and information.