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Class Struggle or Family Struggle?: The Lives of Women Factory Workers in South Korea Seung-Kyung Kim

Class Struggle or Family Struggle?: The Lives of Women Factory Workers in South Korea

Seung-Kyung Kim

Published February 27th 2009
ISBN : 9780521114653
Paperback
236 pages
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This study considers South Korean economic development from the perspective of young female factory workers, who grapple with defining their roles in respect to marriage and motherhood. Kim explores the womens individual and collective struggles toMoreThis study considers South Korean economic development from the perspective of young female factory workers, who grapple with defining their roles in respect to marriage and motherhood. Kim explores the womens individual and collective struggles to improve their positions and examines their links with other political forces within the labor movement. She analyzes how female workers envision their place in society, how they cope with economic and social marginalization in their daily lives, and how they develop strategies for a better future.