Legitimizing Foreign Cultural Products: The Case of Asian Films in the United States

dc.contributor.author Ahn, Mihyang
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-18T21:06:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-18T21:06:50Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05
dc.description Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2015.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract In this dissertation I explore the ways in which foreign cultural products have been legitimized as acceptable products in a country. I examine the history of Asian films theatrically released in the United States as a case which can show some influences on the acceptance of foreign cultural products. In my analysis, there are two main factors in the legitimization of Asian films in the United States: 1) the changing opportunity space, which includes social, economic, and cultural context of American society; 2) and the roles of gatekeepers, which are engaged to increase the accessibility, familiarity, and popularity of Asian films. The case of Asian films highlights the changing acceptance of foreign cultural products in a country and the mechanism involved in the legitimization of foreign cultural products. The history of Asian films may show common features in legitimizing foreign cultural products in a country.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50954
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2015]
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Sociology
dc.subject Legitimization
dc.subject foreign cultural products
dc.subject Opportunity space
dc.subject Gatekeepers
dc.subject Asian films
dc.title Legitimizing Foreign Cultural Products: The Case of Asian Films in the United States
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.dcmi Text
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