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The Resource Korean skilled workers : toward a labor aristocracy, Hyung-A Kim

Korean skilled workers : toward a labor aristocracy, Hyung-A Kim

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Korean skilled workers : toward a labor aristocracy
Title
Korean skilled workers
Title remainder
toward a labor aristocracy
Statement of responsibility
Hyung-A Kim
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Korean Skilled Workers is the first book to systematically examine the sociopolitical trajectory of South Korea's skilled workers in heavy and chemical industries (HCI). Following the commencement of the Park Chung Hee regime's HCI project in 1972, the Great Workers' Struggle of 1987, and subsequent union militancy, a "labor aristocracy" evolved. In contrast to the uncertain situation of millions of nonregular workers in South Korea today, regular workers achieved guaranteed job security, superior wages, and other benefits. Research on Korean workers has focused on their struggle against political oppression, economic exploitation, and cultural prejudice. In contrast, this study demonstrates that the most enduring struggle of Korea's industrial workers was for wage increases and stable employment, not for a wider revolutionary socialist movement. Korean Skilled Workers draws on archival records and in-depth interviews of HCI workers of three main heavy manufacturing firms (including Hyundai Heavy Industry) to portray these individuals and their vastly changed collective trajectory, showing how their paths embody the consequences of Korea's rapid development, such as the shift from state-led to chaebol̆-led capital accumulation and the limits of a broad-based labor solidarity in the context of a counter-offensive against the strength of the radical unionism of the 1980s"--
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1948-
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Kim, Hyung-A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
Korean studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
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  • Skilled labor
  • Labor movement
  • Labor policy
  • Economic development
Label
Korean skilled workers : toward a labor aristocracy, Hyung-A Kim
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Creation of Industrial Warriors: Mass Training of the First Generation of Skilled Workers -- From Industrial Warriors to Goliat Warriors: A New Labor Militancy -- Counterrevolution: The Corporate Culture Movement and HCI Workers{u2019} Response -- The Asian Financial Crisis: HCI Workers{u2019} Social Closure and the Rise of Chaebol Dominance -- The Rise of HCI Workers: A Labor Aristocracy vis-à-vis Nonregular Workers
Control code
ybp99984907390
Extent
1 online resource ( xvii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9780295747224
Lccn
2019041014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv138p69j
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Korean skilled workers : toward a labor aristocracy, Hyung-A Kim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Creation of Industrial Warriors: Mass Training of the First Generation of Skilled Workers -- From Industrial Warriors to Goliat Warriors: A New Labor Militancy -- Counterrevolution: The Corporate Culture Movement and HCI Workers{u2019} Response -- The Asian Financial Crisis: HCI Workers{u2019} Social Closure and the Rise of Chaebol Dominance -- The Rise of HCI Workers: A Labor Aristocracy vis-à-vis Nonregular Workers
Control code
ybp99984907390
Extent
1 online resource ( xvii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9780295747224
Lccn
2019041014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv138p69j
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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