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Author Kendall, Laurel.
Title Getting married in Korea : of gender, morality, and modernity / Laurel Kendall.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [1996]

Author Kendall, Laurel.
Subject Marriage customs and rites -- Korea.
Wedding etiquette -- Korea.
Sex role -- Korea.
Gender identity -- Korea.
Social classes -- Korea.
Ceremonial exchange -- Korea.
Korea -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 259 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index.
Contents 1. Why Study Weddings? A Confessional Introduction -- 2. A Wedding in Righteous Town -- 3. A Rite of Modernization and Its Postmodern Discontents -- 4. Transformations: The Construction of Courtship in Twentieth-Century Korea -- 5. Requesting Marriage -- 6. Ceremonious Goods -- 7. Betrothal Gifts and "Bothersome Custom."
Summary This work explores what it means to be modern and what it means to be Korean in a culture where courtship and marriage are often the crucible in which notions of gender and class are cast and recast. Touching on a number of important issues - identity, romantic love, women's work, marriage negotiations, and wedding ceremonies - Laurel Kendall gives us a new appreciation for how Koreans have adapted this pivotal social practice to the astounding changes of the past century.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520916784 (electronic bk.)
0520916786 (electronic bk.)
0585047669 (electronic bk.)
9780585047669 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42330914
Additional Format Print version: Kendall, Laurel. Getting married in Korea. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996 0520201981 (DLC) 95037353 (OCoLC)32924485

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