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The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea

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The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea

Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1945

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Hardback

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The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea by Theodore Jun Yoo
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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.

Author Biography

Theodore Jun Yoo is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Hawaii.
Release date Australia
March 20th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
8 b-w photographs, 4 tables
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
328
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9780520252882
Product ID
3419298

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