Modern Korean Society
Modern Korean Society
Hyuk-Rae Kim, ed., Bok Song, ed.
This volume serves as a comprehensive survey textbook on modern Korean society for use by students and teachers alike. The chapters provide discussion on key issues of modern Korean studies, including regionalism, inequality, and division. The common theme is the influence of Korea's unique traditional elements on the modernization process and the country's prospects for the future.
This volume is a comprehensive survey textbook on modern Korean society. The contributors discuss key issues of modern Korean studies, including regionalism, inequality, and division. The common theme is the influence of Korea's unique traditional elements on the modernization process and the country's prospects for the future.
Kye-Choon Ahn is professor of sociology at Yonsei University.
Bruce Cumings is Norman and Edna Freehling Professor of History at the University of Chicago.
Karl J. Fields is professor and chair of the Department of Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound.
Dong-No Kim is associate professor of sociology at Yonsei University.
Hyuk-Rae Kim is professor of Korean Studies at Yonsei University.
Seung-Kyung Kim is associate professor in the Department of Women's Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Wang-Bae Kim is associate professor of sociology at Yonsei University.
Yong-Hak Kim is professor of sociology at Yonsei University.
Hagen Koo is professor of sociology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
Bok Song is professor of sociology at Yonsei University.
Hyuk-Rae Kim, ed.
Hyuk-Rae Kim is chair of the Korean studies program and professor of Korean studies at Yonsei University.
Bok Song, ed.
Bok Song is professor emeritus of sociology at Yonsei University.
Modern Korean Society (KRM 30)
Acknowledgements – vii
- 1. The Contour of Modern Korean Society – 1
- 2. Regionalism and National Networks – 16
- 3. The Korean Stratification System: Continuity and Change – 36
- 4. Inequality and Class Reproduction in Everyday Life – 63
Wang-Bae Kim and Bok Song
- 5. Economic Governance: Its Historical Development and Future Prospects – 79
- 6. From Take-off to Drop-off?: Postwar Economic Development and Industrialization – 106
Karl J. Fields
- 7. Family, Gender, and Sexual Inequality – 131
- 8. Population Changes and Urbanization – 158
- 9. Social Grievances and Social Protests against the Oppressive State – 179
- 10. The Making of Civil Society in Historical Perspective – 205
- 11. Division, War, and Reunification – 226
- Index – 249
Contributors – 255
"This books strengths are many, but let me focus on three. First, the analysis contained in the chapters strikes an appropriate balance between detailing the unique aspects of ROK society and placing the ROK in comparative context with the West….Second, the book deals with a wide range of topics under the broad umbrella of "modern society"....Third, many chapters in this book introduce Korean terminology to more accurately describe contemporary ROK society." ~Eun Mee Kim, Ewha Woman's University, in The Journal of Asian Studies (http://www.jstor.org/stable/20619839)
"[This book] is foremost an excellent compilation of chapters that discuss the key issues of Korea's political, economic, and social development....Another definite merit of this book is that the contributing authors are must-read scholars who have established expertise in each area of Korean studies. With this edited volume, teachers and students who are engaged in understanding the complexities of modern Korea will benefit from the authors' comprehensive and theoretical exposition of diverse issues that have arisen along the contours of Korea's development." ~Yoonkyung Lee, State University of New York–Binghamton, in Korean Studies (http://www.jstor.org/stable/23718945)