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Aspiring to the Good Life in Seoul

dc.contributor.authorLandgraf, Carolin
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-24T09:25:58Z
dc.date.available2021-09-24T09:25:58Z
dc.date.issued2021de
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.17875/gup2021-1612de
dc.format.extent254de
dc.format.mediumPrintde
dc.language.isoengde
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGöttinger Reihe zur Ethnologie - Göttingen Series in Social and Cultural Anthropologyde
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.de
dc.subject.ddc300
dc.subject.otherOAPENde
dc.titleAspiring to the Good Life in Seoulde
dc.title.alternativeEthics and Economics in the Narratives of Young South Koreansde
dc.typemonographde
dc.price.print31,00
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:gbv:7-isbn-978-3-86395-506-9-2
dc.description.printSoftcover, 17x24de
dc.subject.divisionpeerReviewedde
dc.relation.isbn-13978-3-86395-506-9
dc.identifier.articlenumber8102157de
dc.identifier.internisbn-978-3-86395-506-9de
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume021de
dc.type.subtypethesisde
dc.subject.bisacSOC002010
dc.subject.vlb750
dc.subject.bicJ
dc.description.abstractengThis dissertation explores the values and practices of young, middle-class South Koreans and what it means for them to live a good life. Based on 12 months of ethnographic fieldwork, it attends to the pathways and life trajectories of young adults living, studying and working in Seoul, the country’s economic, political, cultural and educational centre. Due to changing economic conditions, it appears to be increasingly difficult for young people today to reproduce middle-class status. In public discourse, these difficulties are expressed in the terms ‘Spec’ or ‘Give-up Generation’. At the same time, young people are starting to question middle-class lifestyles and values and turn to practices which emphasise different standards. The author illustrates how young adults negotiate middle-class ideals by contextualising the values around four key themes – education, marriage, consumption, and work. In doing so, she explores her interlocutors’ thoughts and reflections about middle-class values through a theoretical and methodological framework centred on ordinary ethics and the everyday use of money. This ethnography sheds light on the complex and heterogenous ways young people in South Korea conceptualise and realise the good in their lives, and it focuses attention on the explicitness of ethics and the relationship between money and values in these young Seoulites’ everyday lives and social relations.de
dc.subject.engSouth Koreade
dc.subject.engYoung adultsde
dc.subject.engGive-up Generationde
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dc.intern.doi10.17875/gup2021-1612de
dc.identifier.purlhttp://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?univerlag-isbn-978-3-86395-506-9
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dc.intern.asin3863955064


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