Gender Politics in Food Escape: Korean Masculinity in TV Cooking Shows in South Korea

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Abstract: TV cooking shows have gained immense popularity in South Korea in the last few years. In these shows, male chefs and foodies play a crucial role in providing audiences with a space of domestic comfort in the midst of the intensely competitive and demanding social reality. This article examines some of the most popular cooking shows to explore how the image of caring, comforting, and resourceful culinary masculinity in fact reinforces the existing gender norms and hierarchy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-64
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Popular Film and Television
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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