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To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Janice C.H. Kim


Linking economic and social historical research methods with special reference to the evolution of the industrial labor force, this book offers an account of the popular expansion of gender, labor, and political consciousnesses among working women in colonial Korea. While Korea's rapid industrial development throughout the twentieth century is one focus of this work, equal emphasis is given to interpreting the social and cultural consequences of modernization, such as the growth of cities and the rise of male and female labor forces. Special attention is given to the partitions in the labor ma ... More

Keywords: colonial Korea, labor force, gender, political consciousness, industrial development, modernization, cities, labor market, class, nationality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804759090
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759090.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janice C.H. Kim, author