The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1945 / Edition 1 by Theodore Jun Yoo | 9780520252882 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1945 / Edition 1

The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1945 / Edition 1

by Theodore Jun Yoo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520252888

ISBN-13: 9780520252882

Pub. Date: 03/04/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

This study examines how the concept of "Korean woman" underwent a radical transformation in Korea's public discourse during the years of Japanese colonialism. Theodore Jun Yoo shows that as women moved out of traditional spheres to occupy new positions outside the home, they encountered the pervasive control of the colonial state, which sought to impose modernity

Overview

This study examines how the concept of "Korean woman" underwent a radical transformation in Korea's public discourse during the years of Japanese colonialism. Theodore Jun Yoo shows that as women moved out of traditional spheres to occupy new positions outside the home, they encountered the pervasive control of the colonial state, which sought to impose modernity on them. While some Korean women conformed to the dictates of colonial hegemony, others took deliberate pains to distinguish between what was "modern" (e.g., Western outfits) and thus legitimate, and what was "Japanese," and thus illegitimate. Yoo argues that what made the experience of these women unique was the dual confrontation with modernity itself and with Japan as a colonial power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520252882
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
Asia Pacific Modern Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. Women in Chosen Korea
Chapter 2. The “New Woman” and the Politics of Love, Marriage, and Divorce in Colonial Korea
Chapter 3. The Female Worker: From Home to the Factory
Chapter 4. Discoursing in Numbers: The Female Worker and the Politics of Gender
Chapter 5. The Colonized Body: Korean Women’s Sexuality and Health

Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography

Index

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