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New Millennium South Korea : Neoliberal Capitalism and Transnational Movements - Jesook Song

New Millennium South Korea

Neoliberal Capitalism and Transnational Movements

By: Jesook Song (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th September 2010
ISBN: 9780415582650
Number Of Pages: 164

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Despite the common held belief that Asian nations have displayed anti-market tendencies of under-consumption and export-oriented trade since the Asian financial crisis, in the 10 years since the crisis, South Korea has bucked this trend accruing a higher debt rate than the US. This groundbreaking collection of essays addresses questions such as how did the open market policies and restructuring processes implemented during the Asian financial crisis magnify the consumption and debt level in South Korea to such an extent? What is the impact of these financial changes on the daily lives of people in different cultural and socio-economic groups? In examining these questions the authors provide valuable insight into the rise of financial capitalism, transnational mobility and the implications of neoliberal governing tactics following the Asian Financial Crisis.

Examining South Korea's transformation during the early years of the 21st century, New Millenium South Korea will be of interest to anthropologists, economists and sociologists, as well as students and scholars of Korean Studies.

List of illustrationsp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introduction: why Korea in the new millennium?p. 1
Economic and sociological accountsp. 9
Globalization and social inequality in South Koreap. 11
Neoliberalism, the financial crisis, and economic restructuring in Koreap. 29
Neoliberalism in South Korea: the dynamics of financializationp. 46
Ethnographic and historical accountsp. 61
Contesting legal liminality: the gendered labor politics of irregular workers in South Koreap. 63
The will to self-managing, the will to freedom: the self-managing ethic and the spirit of flexible capitalism in South Koreap. 84
Educational manager mothers as neoliberal maternal subjectsp. 101
For the rights of "colonial returnees": Korean Chinese, decolonization, and neoliberal democracy in South Koreap. 115
"Not-quite Korean" children in "almost Korean" families: the fear of decreasing population and state multiculturalism in South Koreap. 130
"If you don't work, you don't eat": evangelizing development in Africap. 142
Indexp. 159
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ISBN: 9780415582650
ISBN-10: 0415582652
Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 8th September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1