Violence Against Women in Korean Television Dramas


With the growing popularity of Korean dramas, a problem that is important to examine is the prevalence of violent acts that appear in recent dramas and that are often glamorized. Some scholars argue that violence present in Korean dramas can have a negative influence on viewers particularly considering their prevalence on Korean television. In this vein, the purpose of this study is to analyze the quantity, frequency and types of violence against women shown in Korean dramas in order to better understand the content viewers abroad are exposed to.

Posted June 25, 2016
Related locations: Korea
Related programs: Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality
Related topics: Gender-Based Violence