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South Korean civil movement organisations

Hope, crisis, and pragmatism in democratic transition

By Amy Levine

South Korean civil movement organisations

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9049-3
  • Pages: 176
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £75.00
  • Published Date: February 2016
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Sociology & anthropology, Anthropology, Sociology & anthropology, Anthropology, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • Series: New Ethnographies

Description

This highly engaging book invites the reader to learn about how South Korean activists, intellectuals and various reformers approach the role of civil society in a post-colonial, post-Cold War, post-dictatorship, and post-IMF neoliberal democracy. In particular, it provides a detailed description of civil movement organisations in Seoul leading up to, during and after the Roh Moo Hyun era (2003-8). The book engages the entangled hopes, crises and pragmatic transitions that animated this era in South Korean politics and connects it with larger debates in anthropology, sociology, law and politics from around the world. Ultimately, the book contributes to growing areas of research, advocacy and general interest in pragmatism, ethnography, hope and crisis.

Author

Amy Levine is Assistant Professor of Global Studies at Pusan National University

Contents

Introduction
1. Entanglements
2. Ideology as double bind
3. Green is life
4. Projecting discourse: less than theory, smaller than ideology
5. Designing the agenda with hope
Conclusion
Index

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