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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2007

ANS 361 • 25-Capitalism, Consumption, and Civil Society in Korea-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30555 T
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
GEA 114
Oppenheim, R.

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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


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