Factory Girl Literature

Factory Girl Literature

by Ruth Barraclough

Paperback(First Edition)

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As millions of women and girls left country towns to generate Korea’s manufacturing boom, the factory girl emerged as an archetypal figure in twentieth-century popular culture. This book explores the factory girl in Korean literature from the 1920s to the 1990s, showing the complex ways in which she has embodied the sexual and class violence of industrial life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520289765
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Series: Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies , #4
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ruth Barraclough teaches gender and cultural studies in the Korea Program at the Australian National University.

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