Militarized Modernity and Gendered Citizenship in South Korea

  title={Militarized Modernity and Gendered Citizenship in South Korea},
  author={Seungsook Moon},
This pathbreaking study presents a feminist analysis of the politics of membership in the South Korean nation over the past four decades. Seungsook Moon examines the ambitious effort by which South Korea transformed itself into a modern industrial and militarized nation. She demonstrates that the pursuit of modernity in South Korea involved the construction of the anticommunist national identity and a massive effort to mold the populace into useful, docile members of the state. This process… 
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