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Gender, Politics and the Household in the Short Stories of Pak Wan-sô

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dc.contributor.author Epstein, Stephen J.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-30T20:07:35Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-06T22:19:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-30T20:07:35Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-06T22:19:23Z
dc.date.copyright 1998
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/18805
dc.description.abstract Pak Wan-sô (1931), though little known in the West, is perhaps the most notable female author currently writing in South Korea. Her works have not only received prestigious literary awards but have topped bestseller lists and, like Yi Ch'ôngjun and Yi Munyôl, writers who similarly enjoy both recognition for their literary skills and a mass following, Pak has seen her fiction successfully adapted for screen productions. In Pak's case, however, wide popularity (especially among a female audience), taken in combination with the author's own gender, have produced controversy in the critical reception of her work. If we grant that there exists a hegemonic ideology for women in Korea, and if, with Dianne Hoffman, who writes on blurred gender roles in Korea, we take it as axiomatic that "wherever there exists a dominant ideology for women, one finds a popular culture that shapes everyday life in ways that subvert or even contradict the dominant ethos", it comes as little surprise that Pak's works have at times been regarded as mildly threatening. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asian Studies Institute Working Paper en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries 5 en_NZ
dc.subject Pak Wan-so en_NZ
dc.subject gender en_NZ
dc.subject writing en_NZ
dc.title Gender, Politics and the Household in the Short Stories of Pak Wan-sô en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Languages and Cultures en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 470202 Asian cultural studies en_NZ

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