The series A Sourcebook organizes and provides primary data sorted by subjects and areas on the understanding of and research into modern Korean society and culture in an attempt to meet academic interest on the foreign study of Korea in its rapid achievements of industrialization, democratization, and social change.This book is a compilation of data sources on the subject of Korean labor, which w...
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: The Academy of Korean Studies Press (November 1, 2015)
Package Dimensions: 9.8 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
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lly written in Korean but have been translated into English. The purpose of the book is to provide essential data sources for researchers and students inside and outside of Korea who are interested in Korea s labor history, labor politics, and culture.The book consists of seven chapters, covering the following seven periods: (1) 1920 1945 (Japanese Colonialism); (2) 1945 1950 (post-Liberation); (3) 1950s (the Korean War and post-war restoration); (4) 1960s (initial economic development); (5) 1970s (industrialization and the emergence of the democratic labor movement); (6) 1980s (democratization and intensifying labor struggles); and (7) 1990s (neoliberalism and the labor crisis). Each period is characterized by its unique labor policies, organizations, labor conflicts, and workers culture, and these themes have been used as sub-chapters to organize the referenced sources in an orderly fashion within each chapter.