ANS 361 • 25-Capitalism, Consumption, and Civil Society in Korea-W
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
This is a course about contemporary social and political life in urban South Korea. It focuses on present conditions and their historical background; on capitalism and development from the colonial era (1910-1945) to the present, on the perspectives of workers, white collar employees, and its aftermath. We will read ethnographies of corporations, factory work, consumption, and activism, as well as accounts of popular culture and changing gender systems and roles. We will also watch several recent films and examine other visual materials.
10 one-pg reaction papers 40% Two Essays (5-6 pgs) 40% Class presentation 20%
Eckert, Carter. Off-Spring of Empire Hart-Landsberg, Martin. The Rush to Development Janelli, Roger. Making capitalism: The Social and Cultural Construction of a Korean Conglomerate See syllabus for full reading list