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Title Cultures of Yusin : South Korea in the 1970s / Youngju Ryu, editor
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 320 pages)
Series Perspectives on contemporary Korea
Perspectives on contemporary Korea.
Contents The race to appropriate "Koreanness": national restoration, internal development, and traces of popular culture / Won Kim -- [De]popularizing a Confucian master: Yusin and the birth of T'oegye studies / Hwisang Cho -- Kyebaram: the culture of money and investment in South Korea during the 1970s / Eunhee Park -- "My" sweet home in the next decade: the popular imagination of private homeownership during the Yusin period / Han Sang Kim -- Peripheral visions of Yusin: techniscope action cinema and the anxiety of the state / Irhe Sohn -- Dissident dreams: science fictional imaginations in 1970s South Korean literature and film / Sunyoung Park -- Alluvium of dreams: the 1969 master plan and the development of Y'ido / Se-Mi Oh -- "Oh Jesus, now here with us": literary Christology in 1970s and 1980s South Korea / Serk-bae Suh -- Why performance in authoritarian Korea? / Joan Kee
Summary "Cultures of Yusin examines the turbulent and yet deeply formative years of Park Chung Hee's rule in South Korea, focusing on the so-called Yusin era (1972-79). Beginning with the constitutional change that granted dictatorial powers to the president and ending with his assassination, Yusin was a period of extreme political repression coupled with widespread mobilization of the citizenry towards the statist gospel of modernization and development. While much has been written about the political and economic contours of this period, the rich complexity of its cultural production remains obscure. This edited volume brings together a wide range of scholars to explore literature, film, television, performance, music, and architecture, as well as practices of urban and financial planning, consumption, and homeownership. Examining the plural forms of culture's relationship to state power, the authors illuminate the decade of the 1970s in South Korea and offer an essential framework for understanding contemporary Korean society"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 5, 2018)
Subject Park, Chung Hee, 1917-1979.
Politics and culture -- Korea (South) -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- Korea (South) -- 20th century.
Korea (South) -- Civilization -- 1960-1988.
Korea (South) -- Cultural policy.
Korea (South) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1988.
Form Electronic book
Author Ryu, Youngju, 1974- editor
LC no. 2018043412
ISBN 0472124153 (electronic book)
9780472124152 (electronic book)
Other Titles South Korea in the 1970s