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

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

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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… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (February 03, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 330 pages

File size: 3.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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