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Looking Back to the 1990s - Generation’s Memory-commodity, and Self-Narratives

Hwajin Lee 1

1인하대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper tried to examine the recent phenomenon of nostalgia for 90s in popular culture as the cultural project to form the specific generation subject, through analyzing the cases of Reply 1994 and Nine. This phenomenon is related to the current context of generation discourse that requests the narratives of generation’s collective memory as well as to the post-modern crisis of time concept. 90s generation, who expand leading influence in popular culture, attempt to spatialize their youth of 90s and to make narratives of their own memory in collaboration with memory industry in popular culture.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.