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Because of the Korean Wave, Korean popular musicians have gained a powerful presence in South Korea, while classical musicians have become increasingly marginalized. This change is surprising because a considerable amount of educational capital has been invested in the systematic grooming of classical musicians--and popular musicians have historically been treated with disrespect and even contempt. The impact of the Korean Wave and the shifting social status of musicians indicate that a fundamental change may be taking place in the South Korean value system. Based on personal experiences of musicians and the history of the presence of Western classical music in Korea, this article demonstrates that this change of attitude toward musicians' social status may metaphorically serve as a wedge driven into a crack created by the shift of the old and new cultural and social tectonic plates of South Korea. Changing Social Status of Musicians

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2009
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
25
Pages
PUBLISHER
Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
222.5
KB

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