Women in South Korea: New Femininities and Consumption

JongMi Kim

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    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK
    ISBN (Print)978-0415665599
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

    Publication series

    NameASAA Women in Asia Series

    Bibliographical note

    This has not yet been published. Author's note: Significance

    The monograph is a postcolonial feminist analysis of cultural transformation in South Korea. It examines the way in which women negotiate identity in South Korea where is in a postcolonial moment in which we have seen rapid and significant media and cultural globalisation. The book explores beauty culture, cosmetic surgery, new femininities, sexy motherhood and new practice in relation to romantic relationship and marriage.

    In the combination of painstaking empirical research insight with sophisticated theoretical reflection on new femininities and postcolonial studies, this book constitutes a unique contribution to study of rapidly globalised regions marked by new femininities in global-local context. There are currently not many comparable books at all which focus on new femininities in the postcolonial context in general, and there are hardly any books documenting women’s cultural practice and transformative identities in an Asian context in particular.

    One of the main contributions of this monograph would be publishing high quality academic research into women’s identity construction. Particularly, the book is anticipated to be of great interests and relevant to those working in media and cultural studies, postcolonial studies, women and gender studies and East Asian studies. It is expected the book will also be paid significant attention by scholars and post-graduate students as well as policy makers who are interested in the area. The monograph is going to publish by the world-renowned academic publisher, Routledge, in this year.

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