The Melodrama of Mobility: Women, Talk, and Class in Contemporary South Korea
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376pp. October 2003
The Melodrama of Mobility: Women, Talk, and Class in Contemporary South Korea
Author: Abelmann, Nancy;
Winner, 2004 Leeds Prize, Society for Urban/National/Transnational Anthropology

How do people make sense of their world in the face of the breakneck speed of contemporary social change? Through the lives and narratives of eight women, The Melodrama of Mobility chronicles South Korea's experience of just such dizzyingly rapid d
"Highly recommended. All levels/libraries." --Choice, June 2004

"A thought-provoking and amazingly rich ethnography" --Asian Anthropology 3 (2004)

"Well-researched, engagingly written" --Korean Quarterly, Summer 2005

"Abelmann

Author: Abelmann, Nancy;
Nancy Abelmann is associate professor of anthropology, East Asian languages and cultures, and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; she is also a teaching faculty member of Asian American studies.
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Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction: The Melodrama of Mobility

1. The Eight Women

2. Key Words

3. Class Work: Education Stories

4. Social Mobility: "Facts" and "Fictions"

5. Personality Speaking

6. Gendering Displacement: Men, Masculinit




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