From first daughter to first lady to first woman president: Park Geun-Hye’s path to the South Korean presidency

@article{Lee2017FromFD,
  title={From first daughter to first lady to first woman president: Park Geun-Hye’s path to the South Korean presidency},
  author={Young-Im Lee},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={17},
  pages={377 - 391}
}
  • Young-Im Lee
  • Published 4 May 2017
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Media Studies
Abstract This paper examines the role of gender and familial ties in Park Geun-Hye’s political trajectory to become the first female president of South Korea. Even though her entry into politics was heavily indebted to her kinship ties to her father Park Jung-Hee, an authoritarian leader who led South Korea from 1963 to 1979, she has consolidated her position within the party and among Korean voters as a viable, competent politician over the last fifteen years. Analyzing Korean news reports… 
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