Gender and Labor in Korea and Japan: Sexing Class

Gender and Labor in Korea and Japan: Sexing Class


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415776639
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/23/2009
Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ruth Barraclough teaches modern Korean history and literature at the Australian National University. She is currently working on her book: Korean Factory Girls: Capitalism and the Seductions of Literature. Elyssa Faison is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma and the author of Managing Women: Disciplining Labour in Modern Japan. Her current research interests include issues of citizenship and national belonging in imperial and postwar Japan.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction: The entanglement of sexual and industrial labour - Ruth Barraclough and Elyssa Faison 2: Sexing class: "The Prostitute" in Japanese proletarian literature - Heather Bowen-Struyk 3: Gender and Korean labour in wartime Japan - Elyssa Faison 4: Military prostitution and women’s sexual labour in Japan and Korea - Chunghee Sarah Soh 5: Slum romance in Korean factory girl literature - Ruth Barraclough 6: Shipyard women and the politics of gender: a case study of the KSEC yard in South Korea - Hwasook Nam 7: The frailty of men: the redemption of masculinity in the Korean labour movement - Jong Bum Kwon 8: Gender and ethnicity at work: Korean "hostess" club Rose in Japan - Haeng-ja Sachiko Chung

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