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Self-sufficiency, social assistance and the shaming of poverty in South Korea

Yongmie Nicola Jo and Robert Walker

in The shame of it: Global perspectives on anti-poverty policies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447308713
eISBN:
9781447312093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308713.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the policy context of South Korea, dating back to the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997, which provided the initial foundation for the birth of a substantial anti-poverty policy. ... More


South Korea after the 1997 economic crisis: a ‘paradigm shift’?

Eunna Lee-Gong (ed.)

in Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Economic crises increase demands on affected states' welfare systems, and also present opportunities to rethink welfare policy. The 1997 Asian Economic Crisis placed South Korea in this position and ... More


Miltarized Humanitarianism: Rethinking the Emergence of Korean Adoption

Soojin Pate

in From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683055
eISBN:
9781452948980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683055.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that taking care of South Korea’s children during and immediately after the Korean War strengthened neocolonial relations between the United States and South Korea. Soldiers ... More


Roots of the Postwar Textile and Apparel Trade: The Reconstruction of the Asian–Pacific Rim Textile Industry

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter presents a historical analysis of the postwar changes in U.S. trade policy: the emergence of the early postwar reciprocal-trade regime in textiles and apparel, as it was first developed ... More


From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption

SooJin Pate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683055
eISBN:
9781452948980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683055.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Since the 1950s, more than 100,000 Korean children have been adopted by predominantly white Americans; they were orphans of the Korean War, or so the story went. But begin the story earlier, as this ... More


The Selfie Affect in Disasters

Kathleen M. Cumiskey and Larissa Hjorth

in Haunting Hands: Mobile Media Practices and Loss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190634971
eISBN:
9780190635008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634971.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

In this chapter, we explore the case study of mobile media and loss in the South Korean Sewol ferry disaster of 2014. This specific disaster was one in which mobile media featured, especially in ... More


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