The meaning of Lost as a cultural product in South Korea

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2007-12

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This study looks at the cultural meaning of the U.S. television show Lost in South Korea. Two of the characters in Lost, Jin and Sun, portray a Korean couple. Through the first season of Lost, this study examines the portrayal of Korean culture in the U.S. production perspective. In the analysis, this study looks through Korean culture in the circuit of culture. With textual analysis and in-depth interviews, the research focuses on the Korean consumers' responses to four moments of the circuit of culture: representation, identity, production, and consumption. In addition, this thesis examines the value of Lost as a cultural commodity in South Korea.

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