Consuming Korean Tradition  in Early and Late Modernity: Commodification, Tourism,  and Performance
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272pp. September 2010
Consuming Korean Tradition in Early and Late Modernity: Commodification, Tourism, and Performance
Editor: Kendall, Laurel;
Contributors to this volume explore the irony of modern things made in the image of a traditional "us." They describe the multifaceted ways "tradition" is produced and consumed within the frame of contemporary Korean life and how these processes are enabl
“For its meticulous and lucid ethnographic presentation as well as abundant information and insightful interpretation, this fascinating volume should be on the must-read list not only for professionals in the fields of cultural studies, anthropology,
Editor: Kendall, Laurel;
Laurel Kendall is Curator in Charge of Asian Ethnographic Collections and Chair of the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History and teaches at Columbia University.
Read the introduction (PDF).
Preface and Acknowledgments

Laurel Kendall
Introduction: Material Modernity, Consumable Tradition

Part I. Modernity as Spectacle/Spectacular Korea
1. Katarzyna J. Cwiertka
Dining Out in the Land of Desire: Colonial Seoul and




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