The Representation of Masculinity in South Korean Reality Show “The Return of Superman”

Yanti Praptika, 121211232005 (2016) The Representation of Masculinity in South Korean Reality Show “The Return of Superman”. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Airlangga.


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Korean wave in other words can be called as the globalization of Korean culture. That globalization is not only spread through the music or K-Pop but also through other media such as Korean Drama and also the reality show. One of the Korean Show that is popular nowadays is The Return of Superman. This study would like to discuss abut the representation of masculinity in Korea that is being represented by the celebrity fathers in that show. By using textual analysis, the theory of television culture by John Fiske, and the messages of masculinity by Ian M. Harris, this study was going to reveal the way those celeb fathers represent the masculinity in South Korea and then the result of the analysis would be concluded so that it would draw out an ideology that is actually trying to be presented by that reality show and then it would be related to the gender role in South Korea. The result of the analysis shows that masculinity in The Return of Superman is not all about strength and power but also about how to love their children and take care of their family. The Return of Superman is trying to show the ideology that superman masculinity is not only about strength and power but also about helping and respecting women in their gender role. This could be a part of the government’s effort to realize the gender equality in South Korea.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information: KKB. KK-2 FS. BE. 136-16 Pra t
Uncontrolled Keywords: masculinity, fatherhood, reality show, The Return of Superman, superman masculinity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM(1)-1281 Sociology > HM621-656 Culture
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
Yanti Praptika, 121211232005UNSPECIFIED
ContributionNameNIDN / NIDK
Thesis advisorGesang Manggala N.P., S.A., M.Hum.UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: sukartini sukartini
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 20:30
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 20:00
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