South Korea in transition : politics and culture of citizenship
- edited by Chang Kyung-Sup.
- New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.
- New York, NY : Taylor & Francis Books, 
- Physical description
- ix, 196 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
- Kyung-Sup, Chang, 1961- editor of compilation.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Acknowledgements (NEW) 1. South Korea's Condensed Transition in Citizenship Politics: An Analytic Introduction Chang Kyung-Sup (NEW) Part I. Transformative State-Society Relationship and Citizenship Politics 2. Education Zeal, State Control and Citizenship Michael Seth 3. Development, Democracy, and Citizenship Politics: The Predicament of Developmental Citizenship Chang Kyung-Sup Part II. Reshaping Civil Society and Democratic Citizenship 4. Local Meanings and Lived Experiences of Citizenship: Voices from a Women's Organization Seungsook Moon 5. Politics of Cosmopolitan Citizenship: The Korean Engagement in the Global Justice Movements Kong Suk-Ki Part III. Reconfigured Nationhood and National Citizenship 6. How Can You Say You're Korean? Law, Governmentality, and National Membership Chulwoo Lee 7. The Psychiatric Power of Neoliberal Citizenship: North Koreans in South Korea Minkyu Sung (14.2) Part IV. Neoliberal or Cosmopolitan Enlargement of Korean Citizenship 8. The Citizenship of Foreign Workers: Stratified Formation, Fragmented Evolution Seol Dong-Hoon . The State and Migrant Women: Diverging Hopes in the Making of "Multicultural Families" Kim Hyun Mee (from Korea Journal) Part V. Theoretical and Comparative Implications 10. Transformative Modernity and Citizenship Politics: The Korean Aperture Chang Kyung-Sup (NEW) 11. Asian Citizenship and Beyond: Contradictions between Democracy and Demography Bryan S. Turner (NEW).
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- Publisher's Summary
- South Korea has continued to impress the world in the way it has harnessed social modernization, economic development, political democratization and, most recently, multi-faceted globalization. Relying on both established and inventive citizenship perspectives, the authors in this volume collectively show that all these diverse societal transformations and achievements can be concretely and systematically comprehended in conjunction with citizens' reshaping identities, rights, and duties in civil society and national polity. South Koreans' eye-catching traits and trends of educational zeal, economic development, civil activism, nationalism, and neoliberal globalization are analyzed here as diverse yet often interconnected manifestations of citizenship politics. As shown comprehensively in this volume, the necessity of such citizenship-focused analyses is particularly evident in recent years as South Korea has been undergoing a condensed transition from class politics to citizenship politics. This book is a highly inclusive yet incisive account of modern and late modern Korea, utilizing citizenship as a powerful theoretical and analytical tool. Such judicious theoretical and analytical use of citizenship in respect to modern Korean history and society will in turn enable a meaningful expansion of theoretical and methodological utility of citizenship in contemporary global social sciences. This book was based on a special issue of Citizenship Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9780415827065 (hbk.)
- 041582706X (hbk.)