Korean Mothering and Education: A Hermeneutic Journey of Understanding

  • Author / Creator
    Kim, Hyekyung
  • This thesis is written in two phases. Phase 1 is a critical-historical description of a widely perceived crisis in (South) Korean mothering practices, especially with respect to English as a foreign language (EFL) learning and its implications in the broader spectrum of Korean education. Phase 2 is an examination of two themes in particular: (a) a genealogical exploration of the politico-economic background in which a monopolistic power structure has contributed to the formation of a new model of Korean mothering, and (b) a semiotic interpretation of apartment mothering, a sociogeographical structure that has been cultured at the interface between market and education, in a way that is unique to the Korean context.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2015
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  • Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
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