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Author Lee, Namhee, author

Title The making of minjung : democracy and the politics of representation in South Korea / Namhee Lee
Published Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 349 pages) : illustrations
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Introduction : minjung, history, and historical subjectivity -- The construction of minjung -- Anticommunism and North Korea -- Anti-Americanism and chuch'e sasang -- The undonggwŏn as a counterpublic sphere -- Between indeterminacy and radical critique : madanggŭk, ritual, and protest -- The alliance between labor and intellectuals -- "To be reborn as revolutionary workers" : Gramscian fusion and Leninist vanguardism -- The subject as the subjected : intellectuals and workers in labor literature -- Conclusion : the minjung movement as history
Summary "In this intellectual and cultural history of the minjung ("common people's") movement in South Korea, [author] shows how the movement arose in the 1970s and 1980s in response to the repressive authoritarian regime and grew out of a widespread sense that the nation's "failed history" left Korean identity profoundly incomplete. [book title] captures this movement in its many dimensions, presenting its intellectual trajectory as a discourse and its impact as a political movement, as well as raising questions about how intellectuals represented the mingjung."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Democratization -- Korea (South) -- History.
Political culture -- Korea (South) -- History.
Political participation -- Korea (South) -- History.
Social movements -- Korea (South) -- History.
Student movements -- Korea (South) -- History.
Korea (South) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1988.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007021947
ISBN 0801461693 (electronic bk.)
9780801461699 (electronic bk.)