Class Struggle or Family Struggle?
The Lives of Women Factory Workers in South Korea
By (author) Seung-kyung Kim
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Class Struggle or Family Struggle? by Seung-kyung Kim
Book DescriptionThis study complements the burgeoning literature on South Korean economic development by considering it from the perspective of young female factory workers. In approaching development from this position, Kim explores the opportunity and exploitation that development has presented to female workers and humanizes the notion of the 'Korean economic miracle' by examining its impact on their lives. Kim looks at the conflicts and ambivalences of young women as they participate in the industrial work force and simultaneously grapple with defining their roles in respect to marriage and motherhood within conventional family structures. The book explores the women's individual and collective struggles to improve their positions and examines their links with other political forces within the labor movement. She analyses how female workers envision their place in society, how they cope with economic and social marginalisation in their daily lives, and how they develop strategies for a better future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521570626
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Seung-kyung Kim
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Class Struggle or Family Struggle?, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Seung-kyung Kim
This ethnography examines the lives of young female factory workers in the Masan Free Export Zone of South Korea.
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