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Asian Fortune: Can K-Pop Change Image of emasculated Asian American Male?

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SHINee LuciferResearch being conducted by a Northwestern University student studying anthropology and Asian American Studies indicates the potential for K-Pop to change the reputation of the emasculated Asian American male, reports Asian Fortune.

The student Aozora Brockman is HAPA. She interviewed 14 young fans of both K-Pop and K-Dramas and found the genres have changed their perception of Asian American men. In fact many she interviewed now see AAPI men as more attractive potential dating and marriage partners.

According to Brockman, in both K-Pop and K-Dramas Korean masculinity “is characterized by softness and cuteness.” Many men in these genres wear make up, dress fashionably and take care of their skin.

These images, Brockman concludes, has  expanded the definition of masculinity in the eyes of many fans.

Read Brockman’s blog in Asian Fortune and let me know what you think.

 

 

 

3 COMMENTS

    • RE: @AAModelMinority comment on Can K-Pop Change Image of emasculated Asian American male: True, but you can say that about all forms of ethnic media & entertainment. Every bit helps.

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