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Author Kim, Youna.
Title Women, television and everyday life in Korea : journeys of hope / Youna Kim.
Imprint London : Taylor and Francis, 2012.

Author Kim, Youna.
Series Routledge Advances in Korean Studies
Routledge advances in Korean studies.
Subject Television and women -- Korea.
Women -- Korea -- Identity.
Women -- Korea -- Social conditions.
Women on television.
Description 1 online resource (248 pages).
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Women, Television and Everyday Life in Korea: Journeys of hope; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Part I General issues; 1 Women, television and everyday life; Section (1) Western literature; Section (2) Korean literature; 2 The socio-economic position of women in Korea; Section (1) Confucianism; Section (2) Education; Section (3) Work; Section (4) Marriage and family; Section (5) Sexuality; 3 The body, TV talk and emotion; Section (1) A normative ideal of the body: who could be there?; Section (2) TV talk as a method; Section (3) Emotion as an effect; Part II Working-class women.
4 Living in the traditional waySection (1) The misery of everyday life: TV, gender and emotion; Section (2) Power of everyday life: son as a tactic; Section (3) Reading against primetime feminism; Section (4) TV realism and identification; Section (5) Reinvigorating tradition; 5 Coping and adapting: Family life in transition; Section (1) TV rituals, security and intimacy; Section (2) TV and childcare: "I try not to watch TV because of the child"; Section (3) Fantasy of dominance; Section (4) A-ha! Emotion: reading the popular; 6 Yearning for change: The younger generation.
Section (1) Work, marriage and feminismSection (2) Representation of women on Korean television: "it's always killing smart women"; Section (3) Play in the global telecity: "TV is my best friend"; Section (4) Representation of the West in the Korean imagination: yearning for free choice, social mobility and change; Section (5) Rejecting Western sexuality; Part III Middle-class women; 7 Older women in control: Power and domesticity; Section (1) TV, emotion and shifting power: "now it's women's times!"; Section (2) Middle-class leisure and television.
Section (3) TV reflexivity: women's work and childcareSection (4) Family, TV and moral discourse; 8 Professional young mothers: The care of the self; Section (1) Unavailability of husband, TV and childcare; Section (2) Child education and professionalization of motherhood; Section (3) Escape into romance: "I will be always there for you"; 9 Becoming an individual: Lifestyle and life choices; Section (1) Employment and uncertainty: whose individualization?; Section (2) A return to pleasure: entertainment and hope; Section (3) Talking back to the West: but who will listen?
Part IV Journeys of hope10 Conclusion; Section (1) Reflexivity at work; Section (2) Class, generation and reflexivity; Section (3) Tradition/morality/family/nation (Women in their 50s); Section (4) Transition/negotiation/intimacy/emotion (Women in their 30s); Section (5) Openness/play/imagination/freedom (Women in their 20s); Section (6) The tradition-/the inner-/the Other-directed culture of everyday life; Appendix: List of interviewees; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Fusing audience research and ethnography, the book presents a compelling account of women's changing lives and identities in relation to the impact of the most popular media culture in everyday life: television. Within the historically-specific social conditions of Korean modernity, Youna Kim analyzes how Korean women of varying age and class group cope with the new environment of changing economical structure and social relations. The book argues that television is an important resource for women, stimulating them to research their own lives and identities. Youna Kim reveals Korean women as cr.
ISBN 9781134224678 (electronic bk.)
1134224672 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 804661502
Additional Format Print version: Kim, Youna. Women, Television and Everyday Life in Korea. London : Taylor and Francis, 2012 9781134224678

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