This dissertation investigates the transformation of identities of people who experience globalization through mass media in their local places. I explore how South Korean sports fans constitute individual and collective identities through enjoying global sports, i.e. Major League Baseball. This study examines both the process of globalizing MLB in South Korea in the late 90s and the ways that Korean MLB fan enjoy MLB through interacting with other fans in their online community.Kim was an exchange student at Old Dominion for the fall semester, and we planned to go to RFK center in D.C. to watch an MLB game. ... Then an American student who was taking an interest in us screamed when he recognized a Japanese player with the Yankees. ... This chapter explores how the global popular [MLB] is embedded in (re)constituting national identity among Korean MLB fans, with aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Emergence of Individuated Nationalism Among the Major Baseball Fans in South Korea|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|