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Author Brandt, Vincent S. R.
Title An affair with Korea / Vincent S.R. Brandt.
Imprint Seattle, Washington : Center for Korea Studies, University of Washington, 2013.
Edition First edition.

Series Center for Korea Studies Publication
Center for Korea Studies publication series.
Subject Brandt, Vincent S. R.
Villages -- Korea (South) -- Case studies.
Fishing villages -- Yellow Sea Coast (Korea)
Fishers -- Yellow Sea Coast (Korea)
Maritime anthropology -- Yellow Sea Coast (Korea)
Americans -- Korea (South) -- Biography.
Anthropologists -- United States -- Biography.
Yellow Sea Coast (Korea) -- Description and travel.
Ch'ungch'ŏng-namdo (Korea) -- Rural conditions -- 20th century.
Ch'ungch'ŏng-namdo (Korea) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource.
Edition First edition.
Note Includes index.
Summary "In 1966 Vincent S.R. Brandt lived in Sokp'o, a poor and isolated South Korean fishing village on the coast of the Yellow Sea, carrying out social anthropological research. At that time, the only way to reach Sokp'o, other than by boat, was a two hour walk along foot paths. This memoir of his experiences in a village with no electricity, running water, or telephone shows Brandt's attempts to adapt to a traditional, preindustrial existence in a small, almost completely self-sufficient community. This vivid account of his growing admiration for an ancient way of life that was doomed, and that most of the villagers themselves despised, illuminates a social world that has almost completely disappeared. Vincent S.R. Brandt lives in rural Vermont"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Preface ; List of Illustrations ; Prologue ; 1. Sŏkp'o 1965-1966; 2. Settling In ; 3. Patriotic Journey ; 4. Settling In II ; 5. Getting Involved ; 6. Getting There ; 7. Fathers and Sons ; 8. Spirits: Familiar, Benign, and Malevolent ; 9. Fishing I ; 10. The Anthropologist at Work and Play ; 11. Contraband ; 12. Fishing II ; 13. Go Peacefully; Stay Peacefully ; 14. Re-encounter.
Note Print version record.
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9780295804767 (electronic bk.)
0295804769 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 868068226
Additional Format Print version: Brandt, Vincent S.R. Affair with Korea. First edition 9780295993416 (DLC) 2013032302 (OCoLC)861754940