Songs of Seoul

An Ethnography of Voice and Voicing in Christian South Korea

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Author: Nicholas Harkness

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957407

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Songs of Seoul is an ethnographic study of voice in South Korea, where the performance of Western opera, art songs, and choral music is an overwhelmingly Evangelical Christian enterprise. Drawing on fieldwork in churches, concert halls, and schools of music, Harkness argues that the European-style classical voice has become a specifically Christian emblem of South Korean prosperity. By cultivating certain qualities of voice and suppressing others, Korean Christians strive to personally embody the social transformations promised by their religion: from superstition to enlightenment; from dictatorship to democracy; from sickness to health; from poverty to wealth; from dirtiness to cleanliness; from sadness to joy; from suffering to grace. Tackling the problematic of voice in anthropology and across a number of disciplines, Songs of Seoul develops an innovative semiotic approach to connecting the materiality of body and sound, the social life of speech and song, and the cultural voicing of perspective and personhood.

OECD Territorial Reviews: Seoul, Korea 2005

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Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264012664

Category:

Page: 170

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This OECD Territorial Review examines how Seoul – a city of 10.3 million people at the core of a capital region of 22.5 million people – is striving to upgrade its positioning from a gigantic national capital towards a 'world city' and a business hub in Northeast Asia.

Seoul

the making of a metropolis

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Author: Joochul Kim,Sang-chʻŏl Chʻoe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471949367

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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A detailed study of the city of Seoul. Beginning with a brief history of its pre-war development, the authors go on to examine the effects of independence and the postwar population boom, the Korean War and the recovery, the processes of industrialization, and the role of government and large corporations in shaping the city's physical development. Social, demographic, and economic issues are addressed, including the economic/political implications of Seoul's highly centralized position, the preservation of cultural heritage, and the development of important residential sites such as the 1986 and 1988 Olympic villages.

Seoul Searching

Culture and Identity in Contemporary Korean Cinema

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Author: Frances Gateward

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791479331

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Korean cinema as industry, art form, and cultural product.

Megacity Seoul

Urbanization and the Development of Modern South Korea

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Author: Yu-Min Joo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315277999

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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In Asia, there are a growing number of gigantic megacities, accompanied by a series of speculative and extravagant megaprojects. Amid the fast-paced urban and development challenges, many Asian governments have been searching for replicable and inspirational cases in Asia. South Korea and its capital city, Seoul, are among frequently referenced models. However, South Korea’s "economic miracle" in the late twentieth century has been mostly studied through an economic policy lens. This book revisits the development of South Korea by looking at its urban dimension and exploring the city of Seoul as a developmental megaproject. Offering an alternative to the focus on economic policies when it comes to explaining South Korea’s development successes, Joo looks at the urbanization that took place under the guidance of the strong developmental state. She provides empirical evidence of the "property state" at work, both complementing and supporting the developmental state. She also analyzes why and how Seoul was able to emerge as an important Asian global city and a global front-runner in terms of ambitious and pioneering urban investments, despite its relatively recent history marked by massive slums and urban poverty. This book provides an analytical framework for studying South Korea’s modern development under capitalism as a precursor to East Asian urbanism and development. It paints a comprehensive story of how cities have been politically and economically important to Korea’s development experience and are increasingly becoming a new mode of development.

Seoul

Pocket guide

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Author: Seoul Metropolitan Government

Publisher: 길잡이미디어

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asian Games

Page: 80

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Chapter 1 | Nostalgia & Future(The Past and the Present) Past Vicinity of Gwanghwamun, Where the Scents of Tradition Remain Present & Future U-City of Broadband Internet Tour Guide for the Nostalgia and the Future Chapter 2 | Originality & Modernity(Gangbuk and Gangnam) Gangbuk A Region With Many Faces To Its Culture Gangnam Symbol of the Modernity and Luxury Tour Guide for Gangnam and Gangbuk Chapter 3 | Lifestyle(Daily lives of Seoulites) The Metropolitan, and Urban Life of Seoul Bang(room), a Vessel for Korean Lifestyle Tour Guide to Urban Life and the Korean Bang Culture Chapter 4 | Nature(Namsan and Hangang) Namsan A Green Hill in the City’s Center Hangang A Waterfront Renaissance Has Begun Tour Guide for Namsan(Mt.) and Hangang(river) Chapter 5 | Culture & Art Seoul Streets Are Alive With Culture and Arts Events From Classics to Musicals The Locus of World Music Tour Guide for Cultur Chapter 6 | Lively & Luxurious For Ordinary Shopping Pleasure Shopping Districts With Their Own Specialties For Luxury Shopping Pleasure Small and Big Name Brand Boutiques and Shops Shopping Guide From Affordable to Luxury

Living in Seoul

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Author: Seoul Metropolitan Government

Publisher: 길잡이미디어

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 247

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Immigration Transportation Accommodation Garbage Disposal Communication & Banking Employment Education Medical Services Driving Leisure Administration Directory

Seoul Architecture Guide

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Author: Seoul Metropolitan Government

Publisher: 길잡이미디어

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 200

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Seoul’s extensive history spans more than two thousand years, and accordingly it has undergone many changes. Its appearance has changed repeatedly as it grew, developed and transformed over the centuries. Seoul is also on record as the world’s fastest city to have modernized. And the city’s history is undoubtedly recounted the most plainly through its most visible face, its buildings. At the heart of Seoul, buildings constructed during the Joseon Dynasty stand harmoniously with modern and cutting edge structures, offering a unique urban landscape. In this guide, the city of Seoul would like to present to readers throughout the world a selection of about 220 of these traditional, modern and contemporary buildings that were built and developed alongside the city’s history. We have included not only significant buildings in Korean history and architecture, but fun anecdotes and stories that people outside of Korea would also find interesting.