The following literature does not necessarily discuss K-pop, although it helps us to develop critical thinking. All three books point out how socially constructed concepts dominate our discursive framework:
Said, E. W. (1978). Orientalism. Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Roh, D. S., Huang, B., & Niu, G. (2015). Techno-orientalism: imagining Asia in speculative fiction, history, and media. Rutgers University Press.
Fanon, F. (2020). Black skin, white masks. Penguin Classics.