CKS Publication: Toward Democracy

January 1, 2021

Toward Democracy

South Korean Culture and Society, 1945–1980

Hyunjoo Kim
Yerim Kim
Boduerae Kwon
Hyeryoung Lee
Theodore Jun Yoo

Korea Research Monograph #38
IEAS Publications
2021. 338 pp.
ISBN-13 (print): 9781557291899
ISBN-10 (print): 1557291896
ISBN-13 (e-book): 9781557291905

This volume brings together translated essays by fourteen established and emerging South Korean scholars. Using approaches from sociology, political science, history, and literary and cultural studies, the authors offer innovative and nuanced analyses of a wide range of topics—from refugee displacement to street politics, from anti-communism and democracy to militarization—and discuss the links between cultural productions and their sociohistorical contexts. Divided into five parts, the collection begins with the national division in 1945 and devastating civil war and concludes with the May 18 Democratic Uprising in 1980.

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