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Abelmann: Melodrama of Mobility Pa Nancy Abelmann

Abelmann: Melodrama of Mobility Pa

Nancy Abelmann

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ISBN : 9780824827496
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325 pages
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Through the lives and narratives of eight women, The Melodrama of Mobility chronicles South Koreas experience of dizzyingly rapid development. Nancy Abelmann captures the mood, feeling, and language of a generation and an era while providing a rareMoreThrough the lives and narratives of eight women, The Melodrama of Mobility chronicles South Koreas experience of dizzyingly rapid development. Nancy 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 Koreas transformation because it preserves the tension and ambivalence of daily life in unsettled times.