Women, Television and Everyday Life in Korea: Journeys of Hope

Women, Television and Everyday Life in Korea: Journeys of Hope

by Youna Kim
     
 

Fusing audience research and ethnography, the book presents a compelling account of women’s changing lives and identities in relation to the impact of the most popular media culture in everyday life: television.

Within the historically-specific social conditions of Korean modernity, Youna Kim analyzes how Korean women of varying age

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Fusing audience research and ethnography, the book presents a compelling account of women’s changing lives and identities in relation to the impact of the most popular media culture in everyday life: television.

Within the historically-specific social conditions of Korean modernity, Youna Kim analyzes how Korean women of varying age and class group cope with the new environment of changing economical structure and social relations. The book argues that television is an important resource for women, stimulating them to research their own lives and identities. Youna Kim reveals Korean women as creative, energetic and critical audiences in their responses to evolving modernity and the impact of the West.

Based on original empirical research, the book explores the hopes, aspirations, frustrations and dilemmas of Korean women as they try to cope with life beyond traditional grounds. Going beyond the traditional Anglo-American view of media and culture, this text will appeal to students and scholars of both Korean area studies and media and communications studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415369039
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Routledge Advances in Korean Studies Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1Women, television and everyday life3
2The socio-economic position of women in Korea26
3The body, TV talk and emotion44
4Living in the traditional way57
5Coping and adapting : family life in transition80
6Yearning for change : the younger generation102
7Older women in control : power and domesticity127
8Professional young mothers : the care of the self148
9Becoming an individual : lifestyle and life choices169
10Conclusion195

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