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Modernity and tradition in everyday life of the 1950s

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  • Modernity and tradition in everyday life of the 1950s
  • Kim, Keong-ill
  • Seoul National University(Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies)


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Title Modernity and tradition in everyday life of the 1950s
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Kim, Keong-ill

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[Seoul]:Seoul National University(Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies)

Date 2001
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Seoul Journal of Korean Studies:vol. 14
Pages 35
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < General
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

The antithesis between tradition and modernity has drawn much attention of the Korean social scientists after the liberation of Korea from Japanese colonialism. Like in most of developing societies, modernization theory-first originated in the US and soon spread throughout the world-has understood tradition and modernity as two separate categories exclusive of each other. In this perspective, tradition is considered as a hindrance in the path to modernization, thus, providing a way out for modernization theorists to eschew the contradictions in the theory, which were quickly explained with traditional factors instead of identifying the limitations inherent in the process of modernization itself. (The rest omitted)