Under Construction The Gendering of Modernity, Class, and Consumption in the Republic of Korea

ISBN-10: 0824824881

ISBN-13: 9780824824884

Edition: 2001

Authors: Laurel Kendall

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These essays present a portrait of South Koreans in the 1990s when Koreans saw a return to civilian rule and a loosening of social control. They reveal how these changes affected the lives of ordinary Korean men and women.
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 9/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Women, Mobility, and Desire: Narrating Class and Gender in South Koreap. 25
Discourses of Illness, Meanings of Modernity: A Gendered Construction of Songinbyongp. 55
The Production and Subversion of Hegemonic Masculinity: Reconfiguring Gender Hierarchy in Contemporary South Koreap. 79
Gender Construction in the Offices of a South Korean Conglomeratep. 115
The Concept of Female Sexuality in Korean Popular Culturep. 141
Living With Conflicting Subjectivities: Mother, Motherly Wife, and Sexy Woman in the Transition From Colonial-Modern to Postmodern Koreap. 165
Contributorsp. 197
Indexp. 199
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