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Nancy Abelmann The melodrama of mobility
women, talk, and class in contemporary South Korea
Through the lives and narratives of eight middle-aged women, The Melodrama of Mobility chronicles South Korea's experience of rapid contemporary social change. Abelmann captures the mood, feeling, and language of a generation and an era while providing a rare window on the personal and social struggles of South Korean modernity. Drawing also from television soap operas and films, she argues that a melodramatic sensibility speaks to South Korea's transformation because it preserves the tension and...
Engels, XVIII, 325 p, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, 2003