Gender inequality in East Asia is often attributed to ‘deeply rooted cultural differences.’ Such culturalization of gender inequality fails to capture dynamic changes and challenges in these countries. To overcome the problem of ‘othernization’, this research investigates feminist movements in South Korea through a globally relevant, country-specific focus. In a pluralized society in Korea today, Millennial women prioritize and radicalize women’s agendas, different from older generations who integrated women’s empowerment as part of democratization. The analysis incorporates vibrant examples of women activists and leaders of non-conventional backgrounds who advocate diverse issues of sexual self-determination, gender-based violence and women’s security, alternative forms of families, female quotas, etc., and challenge the patriarchal order of society both in public and private spheres. In this analysis, a special emphasis is given to young women’s activities in cyber social networks that are used as a key platform of solidarity building (and at the same time, as a tool of polarization).
Aigner-Rollett-Gastprofessorin Seo-Young Cho lehrt zur Zeit am Institut für Soziologie an der SOWI-Fakultät, Uni Graz. Mehr zu Seo-Young Cho
Zeit: Mittwoch, 3. Feber 2021, 16:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Online Zugangsdaten: https://unimeet.uni-graz.at/b/wie-4jk-mp3
Eine Veranstaltung der Koordinationsstelle für Geschlechterstudien & Gleichstellung der Universität Graz