Dangerous Women: Gender and Korean Nationalism / Edition 1

Dangerous Women: Gender and Korean Nationalism / Edition 1

by Elaine H. Kim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415915066

ISBN-13: 9780415915069

Pub. Date: 11/05/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Dangerous Women addresses the themes of Korean nationalism and gender construction, as well as various issues related to the colonialization and decolonialization of the Korean nation. The contributors explore the troubled category of "woman," placing it in the specific context of a marginalized and colonized nation. But Korean women are not merely

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Dangerous Women addresses the themes of Korean nationalism and gender construction, as well as various issues related to the colonialization and decolonialization of the Korean nation. The contributors explore the troubled category of "woman," placing it in the specific context of a marginalized and colonized nation. But Korean women are not merely configured here as metaphors for an emasculated and infantilized "homeland;" they are also shown to be products of a problematic gender construction that originates in Korea, and extends even today to Korean communities beyond Asia. Representations of Korean women still attempt to confine them to the status of either mother or prostitute: Dangerous Women rectifies that construction, offering a feminist intervention that might recuperate womanhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415915069
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/05/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,146,514
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Nationalism and Construction of Gender in Korea9
3Begetting the Nation: The Androcentric Discourse of National History and Tradition in South Korea33
4Men's Talk: A Korean American View of South Korean Constructions of Women, Gender, and Masculinity67
5Kindred Distance119
6Re-membering the Korean Military Comfort Women: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Silencing123
7Prostitute Bodies and Gendered States in U.S.-Korea Relations141
8Yanggongju as an Allegory of the Nation: Images of Working-Class Women in Popular and Radical Texts175
9Working Women and the Ontology of the Collective Subject: (Post)Coloniality and the Representation of Female Subjectivities in Hyon Ki-yong's Paramt'anun som (Island in the Wind)203
10Mother Load223
11Ideals of Liberation: Korean Women in Manchuria229
12Re-membering Home249
13A Peculiar Sensation: A Personal Genealogy of Korean American Women's Cinema291
14Contributors' Notes323

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