What Makes Middle Aged Women Become Politicized: The Case of Family Members of Political Dissidents between the 1970s and 2000s of South Korea

Prof. Dr. Youngtae Shin (University of Central Oklahoma)

Guest Lecture, May 21, 2015, 14:00–16:00

Cooperation

Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe

Location

University of Zurich, Room KO2 F-152, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich

Description

Youngtae Shin teaches at the Department of Political Science, University of Central Oklahoma. Her publications have focused on the relationship between state, society and women, including Women and Politics in Japan and Korea (Mellen Press, 2004) and Asian Women’s Political Voice (Sook­myung Women’s University, 2006). Her newest book Protest Politics and the Democratization of South Korea: Strategies and Roles of Women (Lexington Books, 2015) is about protest politics and social movements led by a group of women, the “Mothers,” who were inadvertently drawn into South Korea’s democratization movement from the 1970s to the 2000s.