Serving up Masculinity: Instructional cooking media, demographic change, and new gendered realities in South Korea

Date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Destination(s): 
Korea University, Asiatic Research Institute, Rm #310
Cost: 
Free
Tour Leader: 
Jennifer Flinn

Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch in cooperation with École française d'Extrême-Orient

Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies

Serving up Masculinity:

Instructional cooking media, demographic change,

and new gendered realities in South Korea

 

Speaker:         Jennifer Flinn

Date:               Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Venue:            Grand Conference Room (Room #310), Asiatic Research
                        Institute, Korea University (see detailed directions, below)  

Everyone interested in Korean Studies is welcome, please share this information. No registration is needed.

 

In post-war South Korea, massive shifts in family structure and gender have resulted in changes in the gendered politics of home cooking, creating new spaces for men to participate in what was once an almost entirely female realm.  The decline in multigenerational family living, increase in age at first marriage, and increasing globalization and urbanization have altered or made obsolete many traditional assumptions about gender and cooking in Korea, giving rise to a new generation of male home cooks.  As these shifts have become more obvious, both traditional and new media have started catering specifically to these young men in the form of cooking shows, online media, and cookbooks that work together to create new, masculinized food identities.  

These media, however, are part of a complex global exchange, wherein Koreans are simultaneously engaged in the creation and perpetuation of an indigenous Korean cuisine while also trying to place that cuisine and the individual self as part of a global cosmopolitan food culture.  Producers of food media remain aware of global trends in food, and seek to deploy them in communicating with younger generations of cooks, adding another layer of interaction as these new ideas about cooking and gender are constructed.

Jennifer Flinn works as an assistant professor at Kyung Hee University’s Division of International Student and Scholar Services in Seoul, South Korea.  She has a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from Agnes Scott College, and an MA in East Asian Studies from UCLA.

We hope that many of you can come.

Elisabeth Chabanol
Key-young Son
Brother Anthony

Take Exit 1 from Korea University subway station, turn right onto the footpath leading up onto the campus.
   Walk straight up the road past LG Posco Hall, the Business School and Main Library (all on the right hand side).
   The Asiatic Research Institute is the building next after the Library (Building 39 on the Campus Map)

Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies

The Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies is jointly organized by the Seoul Center of the ÉFEO and the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch (RASKB). Everyone interested in Korean Studies is welcome, please share this information. No registration is needed. 

 

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