Since the late 1960s, the lives of south Koreans have been reconstructed on the shifting ground of urbanization, industrialization, military authoritarianism, democratic reform, and social liberalization. Class and gender identities have been modified in
"[This book] puts Korean scholarship on gender, class, and consumption on even footing with that of China and Japan. It is highly recommended for all students and scholars in these fields, as well as anyone interested in contemporary Korea." --Journal
Editor: Kendall, Laurel;Laurel Kendall
is curator in charge of Asian Ethnographic Collections at the American Museum of Natural History.