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Harvard East Asian Monographs #170: In Pursuit of Status: The Making of South Korea's "New" Urban Middle Class

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In this ethnography of the everyday life of contemporary Korea, Denise Lett argues that South Korea's contemporary urban middle class not only exhibits upper-class characteristics but also that this reflects a culturally inherited disposition of Koreans to seek high status. Lett shows that Koreans have adapted traditional ways of asserting high status to modern life, and analyzes strategies for claiming high status in terms of occupation, family, lifestyle, education, and marriage.

The Harvard-Hallym Series on Korean Studies, published by the Harvard Council on East Asian Studies, is supported by the Korean Institute of Harvard and Hallym University in Korea. The series is committed to the publication of outstanding new scholarly work on Korea, regardless of discipline, in both the humanities and the social sciences.

About the Author

Denise Potrzeba Lett is Lecturer in Korean Anthropology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

From Confucianism to Capitalism

Occupations and Income

Family

Lifestyles

Education

Marriage Strategies

Conclusion

References

Guide to Romanizations

Index

Figures

Layout of a traditional house

Layout of a 32-p'yong three-bedroom modern apartment

Layout of a 55-p'yong four-bedroom modern apartment

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674007819
Author:
Lett, Denise Potrzeba
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Lett, Denise Potrzeba
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Harvard East Asian Monographs Harvard-Hallym Series on Korea
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 line drawings
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14 oz

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