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Interview with Dr. John (Song Pae) Cho

Cho Interview

Content: Chapters 4, 5 and 6 from Dr. Cho's upcoming book about South Korean gay men, the Internet and sexual citizenship.
Date Taped: March 17, 2013

PART ONE
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9ywhsdYnto
Length 1:56
Topic Personal Background
Keywords Hometown: Toronto / Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University, Ottawa / M.A., Culture and Gender Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul / Ph.D., Sociocultural Anthropology, Illinois University, Urbana-Champaign
PART TWO
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrIxTRUVVgM
Length 4:31
Topic Current Project
Keywords Research questions / Online social community / neoliberal globalization impact on gay Korean socialization / Ivan City / Daum / coming out / normative structure
PART THREE
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq9lX6iaQ_E
Length 2:15
Topic Could you talk about your role as an activist in the unfolding gay movement in the 1990s?
Keywords Democratization / globalization / queer culture / foreign discourses / migration and importation of ideas and peoples / media / American English teachers / liberalization / BBS (bulletin board services) groups
PART FOUR
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK1PbyydSrc
Length 1:21
Topic The number of informants interviewed
Keywords Methodological clarification / historical and anthropological work / 15-year timeframe of study "rise and fall of gay movement in South Korea" / 1/5th (20 interviews) based on 2002 M.A. thesis / 80 based on 2011 Ph.D. dissertation
PART FIVE
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELNOlCNsFHs
Length 6:27
Topic Did you focus on upper-class men?
Keywords Gangnam / Gangbuk / cross-representational / lower middle class / gay sexual desire / widening class gaps / body and money as determinants / age as factor / youth as unformed potential / class standing / appearance as capital
PART SIX
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZgvmNF4vhk
Length 0:41
Topic Romanization requirements in publishing: McCune Reischauer vs. official South Korean system
Keywords McCune Reischauer / Hangeul / Romanization / publisher preference
PART SEVEN
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqPyxIZToNc
Length 8:54
Topic Do you have a glossary in the introduction to explain the meaning behind unfamiliar Korean terms? How is ggi a threat within a private gay group?
Keywords Ivan City / 기 gi (life force) / 끼 ggi (creative life force, campy behavior) / breakdown of gay ski club / feminine force / use of female pronouns among gay men / gay vs. straight culture / gender transgressive behavior / embodied performance / Ivan City / Daum / cultural normative behavior / dual structure / spatial-, cyber-, temporal ghetto / suppresion of ggi in everyday life / drinking / sexualized jokes / 체면 chemyeon (social face)
PART EIGHT
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuVlZRRH5lA
Length 5:23
Topic Public homo-sociality among Koreans / new acceptance giving space for expression for gayness within mainstream
Keywords Hetereo-normative / familism / gendered patriarchal society / hyper-masculinity / hyper-feminine / Confucianism / military dictatorship / paradox of acceptance of homoeroticism through male-male friendship / homosocial society / gay sauna / male affection after drinking bouts / discourses of homosexuality leading to self-policing of homoerotic relations
PART NINE
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxrjmLdQzoI
Length 2:42
Topic Do you have any conversations with the women of these contact marriages and what were their discourses like?
Keywords Gay marriage / patriarchal division of labor / lesbian reluctance and lack of motivation to enter contract marriage / familial responsibilities and obligations would unravel contracted terms especially in cases where partners are not out to parents
PART TEN
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T68z8_XIR2I
Length 4:19
Topic Besides the interviews cited in the "Love as Luxury" chapter, were there any other examples or representative cases that backed this claim of love as luxury?
Keywords Ivan City / Daum / neo-liberal reforms / growing class gap / gay stigma / homo signifier erasing class differences in society at large / class differentiation arising within internal gay society; signifier no longer collapsing class differentiation among gay men / only upper-class gays have the money and the time needed to afford the luxury of love
PART ELEVEN
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqR0lsotwiA
Length 0:56
Topic Appreciation for the talk
Keywords n/a